Tigers get their claws into book club

Repton Manor’s reading class of the week Siberian Tigers with Buster’s Book Club mascot Buster Bug


Children at an Ashford primary were celebrating after tasting rapid success with reading-rewards scheme Buster’s Book Club.

Siberian Tigers class was named Repton Manor Primary School’s first reading class of the week.

The school has only just joined Buster’s, which uses a spirit of friendly competition to motivate children to read at home.

Participating classes compete for class-of-the-week trophies, and winners of monthly inter-school challenges are rewarded with tickets to leisure attractions and visits by celebrity storytellers.

To celebrate Siberian Tigers’ achievement, Buster’s Book Club mascot Buster Bug visited the school with club coordinator Kay Devine for a special assembly.

Kay said: “Many congratulations to the children of Repton Manor and Siberian Tigers.

“All of them have shown such a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Buster’s in the short time that the school has been participating in the club.

“And I am sure that staff and pupils will soon notice the benefits in terms of literacy engagement and performance.

“I would urge any other schools interested in finding out about how their pupils and staff could benefit from Buster’s to get in touch with me for a chat.”

If you would like to find out more about Buster’s Book Club, contact Kay by phoning 01227 475966 or emailing Kdevine@thekmgroup.co.uk. Alternatively, visit www.bustersbookclub.co.uk.

Buster’s Book Club is supported by The Education People, Golding Vision, Specsavers, Leeds Castle, Diggerland, Hornby, Wildwood, Rotary, Acorns Read and Grow, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Buckland Media and Medway and Kent councils.

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