ADDITIONAL LITERACY HELP AT WHITEGATE SCHOOL
The Literacy Volunteers is a registered charity formed in 1996, which helps children in primary schools in reading and communication skills. It is a partnership of member schools and volunteers are recruited, vetted, trained and supported in post with the minimum call on school staff resources.
When the Literacy Volunteers asked the Clifton South councillors to fund a literacy project at Whitegate School earlier in the year, councillors Gibson, Malcolm and Packer were happy to support the project.
The funding provides materials and a volunteer who visits the school regularly. Councillor Chris Gibson,
representing the local councillors and Don Bulmer, the local neighbourhood development officer, recently went along to the school to see how the project was progressing and they both left very impressed with what they saw.
They were impressed by how the activities were being carried out, the support of school class teacher Mr Chadwick and by the way in how the children worked.
Emily Kouzaris, the Literacy Volunteer at the school, commented on how much she enjoyed interacting and working with the children and the positive difference a project of this nature can make to young peoples lives.
While Councillor Gibson said how important it was for everyone to learn how to read and write and by doing so how this can open up opportunities in the future, as well of course on the pleasure and knowledge that reading brings to everyone.
If you are interested in being a volunteer or would like to know more about the Literacy Volunteers, please contact Emma Collis on 0115 876 5474, by email email@example.com, or visit the website literacyvolunteers.org.uk.
The photograph above shows Jayden, Skye, James and Declan with Literacy Volunteer Emily Kouzaris and councillor Chris Gibson.