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Shakespeare Hosts Leeds Year of Reading Launch

We were delighted to host Leeds Year of Reading here at Shakespeare last week!


Booktrust and Leeds City Council signed their partnership agreement which means that Booktrust will contribute over £1million in books and resources for children and families in Leeds over the next three years


At the event, children from Shakespeare and a number of other schools across the city were entertained by Leeds’ own Rainbow Factory, who specialise in stimulating children’s imaginations through storytelling and the creative arts. Music educator Luke Carver Goss also ran a reading themed song writing session with the children.


Councillor Jonathan Pryor, executive member for learning, skills and employment, said:

“We want everyone in Leeds to read - not just for learning, but also for enjoyment. Reading is a fundamental skill that underpins all areas of learning and a love of reading is a key factor in long term academic success. All across the city, people will be able to get involved in activities such as supporting reading sessions in schools, book swap days and much more.’


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