Lord Mayor’s Challenge

Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr George Metcalfe will read Trixie the Witch’s Cat by Nick Butterworth to the school in the Canterbury district that is top or most improved for reading, or top or most improved for walking to school.

Schools in the Canterbury district helping to make the county cleaner and greener or those taking part in the popular reading scheme Busters Book Club have the chance to win a storytelling visit from the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr George Metcalfe.

The primary school or special school class that is top or most improved with their reading or top or most improved for green travel will win a visit to their school from the honoured public figure. Not only will he visit the school, but he will also read Trixie the Witch’s Cat by Nick Butterworth to the school.

The Lord Mayor said: “I’m going to have an awful lot of fun reading to the winning school. Reading is terribly important because if children can read they can discover things for themselves, they can learn about anything.”

Simon Dolby from Buster’s Book Club, said: “This is very exciting for our charity to have the Lord Mayor supporting our literacy and Super WOW initiative. This year is KM’s Year of Reading and so we want a bumper number of schools benefiting from our reading scheme. Our charity is very grateful to George Metcalfe for his support.”

To be in with a chance of winning this special challenge, participating children must walk to school or read with a parent on Wednesday 8 February.

Currently 60,000 children across the county are using Walk to School Super WOW or home reading initiative Buster’s Book Club.

The initiatives are supported by Kent County Council, Medway Council, Kent Libraries, 3Rs teacher recruitment, Kent Reliance, Specsavers, Bel UK, Orbit housing association, Golding Homes, Eurostar, Volker Highways, Countrystyle Recycling, Gallaghers Aggregates, Whitefriars.

To find out more visit www.kmcharityteam.co.uk

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