Beanstalk backs Kent Literacy Awards

A leading national children’s charity is calling for entries for the Kent Literacy Awards which are open to nominations until Tuesday.

Sophie Manzi at Canterbury Library with Malou Bengtsson-Wheeler of Beanstalk which is backing the Kent Literacy Awards.

Sophie Manzi at Canterbury Library with Malou Bengtsson-Wheeler of Beanstalk which is backing the Kent Literacy Awards.

The awards track down the most exciting and effective literacy initiatives in schools across the county and the last day to place your nomination is Tuesday, April 28.

Malou Bengtsson-Wheeler of children’s literacy charity Beanstalk said: “We passionately believe in rewarding outstanding initiatives and activities when it comes to increasing a child’s ability and confidence in reading. That is why we are proud supporters of the Kent Literacy Awards.

“If you know of an outstanding initiative in your local school which helps increase reading attainment then I urge you to nominate!”

Schemes that are proven to help pupils’ communication skills and confidence will have their turn in the spotlight. The top initiatives will each receive an award as well as be collated and shared with hundreds of school children across Kent, Medway and Bexley.

The 18 categories include best use of art or poetry, best use of cross curricular writing, best reward scheme, most inspiring book corner, best use of IT or drama, and best school library.

Anyone can put forward a scheme for an award including pupils, parents or any member of school staff.

The winning initiatives will be revealed at an awards celebration held at Hempstead House Hotel, Sittingbourne on Tuesday, June 23.

Organisations supporting the awards include Kent County Council, Medway Council, Mini Babybel, Specsavers, The Ernest Cook Trust, Orbit South, Golding Vision (part of Golding Homes), Leeds Castle, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Clarkson Wright and Jakes Ltd, Canterbury Tales, Social Enterprise Kent, and Southern Educational Leadership Trust.

Click HERE to nominate before Tuesday, April 28.

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