First chapter for Wisbech Reads

1,400 children from 15 schools take part in the launch of Wisbech Reads.
1,400 children from 15 schools take part in the launch of Wisbech Reads.
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A five-year initiative aimed at improving literacy skills in Wisbech began its first chapter when more than 1,400 children attended its official launch.

The children, from 15 primary schools in the area, helped launch Wisbech Reads when they took part in a literacy festival at the town’s Orchards Primary School.
Attended by Fenland MP Steve Barclay, the event featured professional storytelling, outdoor theatre, face painting and costumes, all celebrating famous books and stories.
Wisbech Reads has been organised by a consortium of schools, businesses, councils and other interested bodies, in a bid to address Wisbech’s below average literacy levels. It aims to encourage more adults to get into reading and to help their children enjoy books, too. Photo: SUPPLIED