Summer Reading Success

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Back in May, with the support of partners including the Bishop of Ely, local primary schools and libraries, I ran a charitable initiative which sought to improve literacy during the summer holidays. The Read to Succeed campaign aimed to raise donations of new books from residents across North East Cambridgeshire. The target was to raise …

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New prize added to Read to Succeed: Signed copy of David Walliams new book

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Inspired by Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, mixed in amongst all the donated books for Read to Succeed, will be one copy of David Walliams new book, The Worlds Worst Children, signed by the author himself and illustrator Tony Ross. All year 4 children from across the constituency have a chance to win …

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Tesco Wisbech Donate to Read to Succeed

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Another donation to the Read to Succeed campaign, which aims to receive enough donations of news books to give every year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire a new book in time for the summer holidays. Tesco Wisbech have kindly donated a selection of books which they currently stock and should anyone wish to donate, …

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Summer born children starting school – a reply from the minister

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Earlier this year I wrote in support of a Chatteris mum in her bid to change Cambridgeshire County Council’s school admissions policy, so that summer born children could attend school the following year to better reflect their growth and in line with recent educational research. My constituent had contacted me to raise this issue of …

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Fairer school funding boost for Cambridgeshire Schools – Have your say!

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The Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP has announced historic reforms in Parliament this week that will bring an end to the unfairness in the school funding system which has impacted our local schools in Cambridgeshire in particular. Cambridgeshire MPs have worked together with head teachers, governors and parents to lobby Ministers repeatedly …

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You’ve seen the film, now you can read the book

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Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP has teamed up with Penguin publishers to offer all schools the chance to purchase 30 copies of each one of their 100 titles in the popular Black Classics collection for £3,000 (£1 per book!). Although aimed towards the younger years in secondary education, all schools and sixth forms can apply, …

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