Year 5 pupils at Cavalry Primary school, March have won a free pool party at The George Campbell Centre. The pool party has been won as part of last year’s Read to Succeed campaign and has kindly been donated by Fenland District Council.
2017 was a record breaking year for Read to Succeed thanks to the kind donations from our community, over 2,500 children received a new book just in time for the school summer holidays, that is 1,000 more books than were donated last year.
In addition to this, the libraries in our area saw a 4% increase of children participating in The Summer Reading Challenge and “Yellow Token” starters from Read to Succeed were up on last year by a whopping 51%!
Taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge prevents the reading “dip” that often occurs during the school summer holidays, by encouraging children to read six books of their choice for fun. The yearly increase of Summer Reading Challenge participation in our area means more and more children are returning to school in September ready to learn.
I intend to run Read to Succeed again this year and look forward to updating constituents throughout the campaign.