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Following the enormous success of Read to Succeed last year, which delivered over 1,500 new books to children throughout North East Cambridgeshire and oversaw a 16% increase in children taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge at their local library, I will be running Read to Succeed again this year. The campaign will begin on the 1st May 2017 and I will be accepting donations of new books until 16th June 2017, these will be delivered to every year 4 child, in every school, in North East Cambridgeshire just in time for the summer holidays.

As this year’s Read to Succeed theme is “Amazing Animals”, Lion Learners will be visiting every school in North East Cambridgeshire, bringing their very own amazing animals, to run an exciting workshop. Children will be able to meet the real life stars of the new books they will receive this summer, in a fun, interactive, handling session with a range of animals. These fantastic sessions have been kindly sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare factory in Wisbech.

A yellow token will be placed in the back of every book that is donated, children can take the token to their local library and participate in The Summer Reading Challenge. The following prizes will be awarded to schools who have the highest number of pupils handing in their tokens at their local library:

• Free private cinema screening, at The Light Wisbech, for all year 5’s in the autumn
• Free private pool party for all year 5’s in the autumn
• Free activity tickets with Fossils Galore for all year 5’s in the autumn

Individual winners can also win tours of the Houses of Parliament. For anyone who is interested in the books that I will be requesting to be donated from 1st May 2017, they can do so by clicking HERE.

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