Year of Reading Launch Event

On Thursday 12th September 2019, pupils, teachers, councillors, librarians, council officers, charity colleagues, Ronny the Rhino and others gathered at Shakespeare Primary School to officially launch Leeds’ Year of Reading. A 3 year partnership agreement was signed with The Booktrust (http://www.booktrust.org.uk ) which will bring over £1 million worth of books and resources into the city as well as enhanced programmes and training for a range of families and colleagues. Children and young people from 12 different schools attended and were entertained by stories from The Rainbow Factory (https://www.rainbowfactorykids.com/ ) and a songwriting workshop with Luke Carver Goss ( https://lukecarvergoss.co.uk/home.html ) . Photos were taken , books were handed out to all children (courtesy of Booktrust), a cake was cut and everyone had a wonderful time, The Year of reading aims to activate the city around a love of reading and stories so that everyone has an enhanced enjoyment of the magic of books and the benefits that they can bring. For further details follow @LeedsYOR on twitter and see our website at http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/YearofReading and get involved!

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