Your children’s passport to improved reading skills

Ben and Rachel reading The Star at Woodseats Primary School
Ben and Rachel reading The Star at Woodseats Primary School
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At The Star, we want to help all young people improve their literacy skills - but time is running out to register for our reading scheme.

The Reading Passport 2016 gives youngsters in Key Stage 2 the chance to learn about Sheffield through our news pages.

Hucklow Primary School are taking part in the reader passport scheme. Picture: Andrew Roe

Hucklow Primary School are taking part in the reader passport scheme. Picture: Andrew Roe

Pupils will receive their own Reading Passport activity book and a heavily discounted copy of The Star delivered to the school once a week for six weeks.

They will then be challenged with a series of fun and educational activities packed into the pocket-sized passport booklet.

The aim is to help youngsters develop a wide range of skills as they explore the people, places and events that shape the world around them.

Using their copies of The Star pupils will read and explore an alternative text other than books - discovering real-life stories about Sheffield through current events.

Throughout the scheme classes will have the chance to get their work and photos printed in The Star.

At the end of the project all pupils receive a personalised Certificate of Achievement.

The Star is working with Learn Sheffield and The News Foundation on this initiative, which costs just £2.25 for each participating student.

Class teachers will receive a comprehensive Passport Support Pack containing a wealth of resources to make the project a success in their classroom.

The Reading Passport Project will operate for six weeks from Monday, October 31.

Classes must be registered before Monday, October 24. The project is being offered to all primary schools across Sheffield.

It is limited to the first 30 classes to register but there is no limit to the number of classes that can register from one school.

Schools will be sent a confirmation email, followed by the Class Pack and Reading Passports following registration, with an invoice for payment to follow at the end of the project.

Eend the entry details by email to george@news-foundation.com along with the subject line ‘The Star Reading Passport Project 2016’.