Awards recog­nise life-trans­form­ing value of lit­er­acy

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

In­spir­ing young­sters to find their love of read­ing will be cel­e­brated in a county-wide awards scheme.

The Kent Lit­er­acy Awards, which are now open for nom­i­na­tions, are de­signed to show­case the most cre­ative and in­ven­tive meth­ods used to help pupils im­prove their read­ing, writ­ing and speak­ing skills.

There are 18 cat­e­gories in to­tal and nom­i­na­tions can be made by par­ents, pupils, sup­port staff and man­age­ment at pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

Si­mon Dolby, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the KM Char­ity Team, which or­gan­ises the awards, said: “We be­lieve it is vi­tal to com­mend hard-work­ing school staff for gift­ing pupils with skills that will im­prove their lives.

“The abil­ity to read, write, speak and lis­ten con­fi­dently

Pic­ture: Martin Apps FM4694851

Jack, nine, from St Stephen’s Ju­nior School, Can­ter­bury, with Michael Head of Kent Lit­er­acy Awards part­ner Crown Charitable Fund

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