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Reward for Bradford’s biggest bookworms

06 Mar 2015

To celebrate World Book Day this year, the Bradford Literacy Campaign teamed up with Bradford Libraries to provide author visits to six primary schools in Bradford whose pupils proved they were some of the district’s most dedicated readers.

BookwormsBradford pupils sped ahead of the national average in the Summer Reading Challenge last year with over 10 % more pupils taking part compared to the previous year. Popular author Andrew Newbound rewarded schools who had the highest participation with hilarious tales and word puzzles.

Head teacher Debra Butler at Kelham Primary School said:
"We’re really proud of them for doing so well in the challenge. They had a great time. The reading challenge was in the summer, so we encouraged children to take part, but the real thanks goes to the parents and both Thornton and Denholme libraries.”

Imran Hafeez, the National Literacy Trust’s Bradford hub manager said:
“An important aim of the Bradford Literacy Campaign is to increase reading for enjoyment in the district, so it’s great to see that the Reading Agency’s brilliant Summer Reading Challenge has really been embraced here. Bradford’s libraries have been the driving force behind kids getting stuck into these books over the summer holidays and we’re excited to be rewarding schools with these fantastic author visits.”

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