1,500 books for Cambs children thanks to MP's Read to Succeed campaign

Downham Feoffees students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Downham Feoffees students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

1,500 books were given to schoolchildren across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland as part of an annual reading campaign. 

Pupils in Littleport, Ely and Mepal were among those to receive new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Highfield Academy with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Highfield Academy with their new books thanks to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Read to Succeed was launched by the MP in 2016 – and has enjoyed spectacular success.

It was launched with the expectation that every year 4 pupil across the constituency will receive a new book, which in turn links to a host of programmes being run by local libraries during the school holiday.   

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

He said the ethos of the campaign began when he realised that after visits to schools, he recognised that many children fail to make progress during the summer holiday, when they are out of school. Mr Barclay believes Read to Succeed can combat this.

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER


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The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read six books of their choice throughout the school summer holiday and once completed, children will receive a certificate at an awards ceremony.   

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

All books cover a wide range of abilities and interests so all children can enjoy the magic of reading. 

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Students at Littleport Primary with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Students at Highfield Academy with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Students at Highfield Academy with their new books thanks to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: Ian Carter 

Mepal students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Mepal students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Mepal students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Millfield Primary School student with their book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Millfield Primary School students in Littleport with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER


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