The Primary Reading Scheme, piloted at Benton Park Primary School, has enabled foundation stage learners (aged 4-6) to read aloud to Civil Service volunteers over weekly sessions and for Nursery stage learners (aged 3-4) to hear stories read to them.
Following the success of the pilot, we have extended the scheme to a further 4 schools involved in the Ouseburn Learning Trust. These schools include Chillingham Road Primary School, Hotspur Primary School, Ravenswood Primary School and Cragside Primary School. Previous volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed mentoring pupils at Benton Park Primary through the Reading Scheme and the schools are incredibly grateful to Civil Service volunteers for taking the time out to hear children read and read to the children.
We currently have places available at Chillingham Road Primary School and Hotspur Primary School. As the places available at each school are limited, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you are interested in taking part in the scheme, please contact Kelly Roush for further information.