MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

PUBLISHED: 11:38 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 16 July 2018

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Benwick - MP Steve Barclay�s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

AdGarry Samuels

As part of MP Steve Barclay's work to encourage reading during the school holidays, his office has raised over 2,000 new books for Year 4 children which are in the process of being distributed throughout North East Cambridgeshire.

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He said: “I am thrilled to have raised enough books for every Year 4 child in the constituency to receive a new book in time for summer.

“The Read to Succeed initiative helps greatly with school literacy when children return after the summer break, and I hope that many more children join the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library as a result.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses and residents who have kindly supported the campaign.”

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Mr Barclay launched the campaign threee years ago after a number of teachers raised concerns that many children fail to make progress during the summer holiday, when they are out of school.

In the back of every book donated via the Read to Succeed campaign is a library token, which each child can take to their local library and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Those who complete the challenge can win prizes including:

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• Film screening at The Light Cinema

• Swimming pool party at a local swimming pool

• Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ Workshop Session with Rhubarb Theatre

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• Fenland Bushcraft Workshop Session

• Animal handling workshop with Lion Learners

Individual Prize Winners will also be invited to a tour around the Houses of Parliament

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Last year, the Read to Succeed campaign resulted in a 50 per cent increase in children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

Mr Barclay said: “With the campaign now being in its third year, I hope we can exceed last year’s success with even more children taking part in the summer reading challenge.”

Catherine Pearson, local parent, said: “I would encourage anyone, where able to, to support this initiative.

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“Anything that can help to increase children’s interest and enjoyment of reading has to be worthwhile.

“My own daughter has taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge and was fortunate to be one of the prize winners last year.”

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Read to Succeed 2018 donors:

Bishop of Ely

McDonald’s (Wisbech and Little Downham)

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Peter Humphrey Associates Ltd (Wisbech)

Fenland Produce (Wisbech)

Lamb Weston (Wisbech)

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Bowsers Solicitors (Wisbech)

J E Band & Sons (Whittlesey)

Bulley Davey Accountants (Wisbech)

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Metcalfe Copeman and Pettefar (Wisbech)

Swann Edwards (Guyhirn)

Nestle Purina Pet Care (Wisbech)

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Fink Developments (March)

NFU Mutual (March and Chatteris)

AstraZeneca (Cambridge)

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Clarion Futures (March)

British Sugar (Peterborough)

Stainless Metalcraft (Chatteris)

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Delfland Nursery Ltd (Doddington)

The Robert Hall Charity

The Littleport Society (Littleport)

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Whittlesey Town Council

Fenland District Council

Chatteris Town Council

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Wisbech St Mary Parish Council

Parson Drown Parish Council

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