FOUR south Wiltshire Schools have scooped awards as part of a scheme to get pupils involved in reading.

Bronze awards were  given to Alderbury and West Grimstead CofE Primary School, Ludgershall Castle Primary School, Netheravon All Saints CE Primary School and St Thomas à Becket CofE (VA) Primary School in Tilshead as part of the Wiltshire Year of Reading.

It was double award success for Ludgershall Castle Primary School who have also received a silver award.

Cllr Laura Mayes, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for education and skills said: “I am delighted that so many schools have signed up to take part in the Wiltshire Year of Reading and it is fantastic that some schools have now completed both the bronze and silver awards.

“At Wiltshire Council, we are committed to ensuring that all young people get the best start in life. The Covid restrictions and lockdowns over the last few years have had a significant impact on learning across all year groups. As schools work hard to ensure pupils catch up and have a strong education, we have sought to support them through the introduction of the Wiltshire Year of Reading.”

In total, 19 schools across the county received awards.

The scheme works differently for primary and secondary schools and there are various milestones to be reached.

When schools start to gain gold awards, they will become ‘beacon reading schools’ and will share their practice with others.

Each school will receive an award certificate.

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