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Avid readers kitted out their school library with more than £2,000 of new books.

Education / Wed 26th May 2021 at 07:56am

PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took part in a sponsored readathon to top up their reading corners.

Arranged by the school’s PTA FORSA, the event saw children raise a total of £1,500. The amount was topped up by Usborne Books to a value of £2,300 to be spent on reading material – with 300 books added to the school’s collection.

Head of school Anna Myatt said: “The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing and their mental health. 

“Children at Roydon Primary Academy love reading and really enjoyed this challenge.They will be so excited to see the new books in their reading corners.”

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