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Clacton bookworms named as model students
2:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014 in News
BUDDING bookworms at Clacton Coastal Academy have been named model students for their reading abilities.
Two classes at Pathfields Road school received ‘model class’ certificates and one was given a prestigious masterclass award.
Pupils have to read for at least 20 minutes a day and are then tested.
Literacy co-ordinator Jo Ballard said the system was designed to develop a life-long love of reading in pupils and raise literacy.
School principal Tracey Hemming added: “I am an avid reader myself and I am glad that we are passing on that love of reading to our students.”