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Get Oxfordshire Reading

Thomas Bryant, of West Kidlington School

Read all about it as star pupils graduate

Melinda Tilley, cabinet member for education

Oxford Mail-backed Reading Campaign is picking up plaudits across the globe

Windmill Primary School headteacher Lynn Knapp with pupils Tom Morton and Max Sutton. Picture: Antony Moore

Reading campaign extended after proving to be big success

ENTHUSED: Aaliyah Flynn, six, from Cutteslowe Primary School, Oxford, where pupils have been reading Project X Code books

Getting results

Author Pullman: ‘we must talk to our children’

Reading coach Alison Cook with, from left, Rhys Williams, Anaya Mott, Ella Hughes and Luke Hutchinson, all seven. Picture: OX60461 Jon Lewis

Kids take parents on a book trip to Microworld

Fran Bardsley with Sam Scott

School reading project has been 'voyage of discovery'

Poet James Carter performing for, from left, Dexter Elliott, three, Gene Green, six, and Lorenzo Elliott, six, in the new library

Pupils are all aboard for literary adventure

Lynn Knapp and Cathryn Wilkes at the conference

Reading drive helps improve literacy rates

Clockwise from back left, St Birinus language teacher Agathe Avila-Gomez, authors Alan Gibbons, Adrian Townsend and Tony Eaude, and governor and former teacher Brenda Williams. Picture: OX60011 Greg Blatchford

Show children that reading's lots of fun

Douglas Finch, whose dad Ed is helping organise tomorrow’s conference, pictured with some of the books that have inspired his love of reading

Make reading a lot of laughs

Oxfordshire Reading Campaign volunteers, left to right, Louise Parkinson, Sue Dunne and Dorothy Sym look through children’s books with volunteer manager Bianca Bailey during a training session at the Oxford Central Library. Picture: OX59318

Volunteer readers get some top tips

Volunteer Louise Castle, left, with mums and kids at a rhyme time event in Wantage Library

Help needed for summer project

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Volunteers Barbara Posner, left, and Gill Shepherd with St Nicholas Primary School pupils Abigail Earl, seven, Samuel Kelsey, six, Maisie Stansfield, six, and Camren Curtis, seven

Family outings to the library inspire pupils

Oxford Mail education reporter Fran Bardsley reads a book with Star Wars fan Sam Scott at St Ebbe’s Primary School

Our Fran inspires love for reading

Fran Bardsley reads with with Gertian Lasku

Young reader is keen to start his journey with Mail campaign

Acting programme manager Wendy Tyrrell, left, with National Literacy Trust members Bianca Bailey, Clare Bolton and Leena O’Hara at the launch of the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign in September. Picture: OX54366 Jon Lewis

Proof of success to be in school results

Children’s bookseller Josh Clarke

City author’s debut is a magical fantasy

SHOUT IT OUT: Mo Willems reads one of his stories to primary school children

Keep reading and stay out of jail says US author

Jake Shepherd and Amelia Mossop at West Kidlington Primary School

‘Your help is crucial to reading success’

County council cabinet member for education Melinda Tilley

Your county needs you for reading campaign

Front, Neil Edmonds, seven, Holly Fratter, 10, left, and Seth Edmonds, 10

Strange characters invade playgrounds for World Book Day

Lieutenant Colonel Adam McRae

Bomb disposal hero's biggest battle... with dyslexia

St Nicholas Primary School headteacher Rachel Crouch at the conference

Schools urged to book place in reading campaign

Chance to prove love of reading

Josh Clark of Waterstones says The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton is a riveting read

Mail's junior book of the month is a ripping adventure yarn

Wing Commander Angela Baker, who reads daily to her two children, in her office in RAF Brize Norton. Picture: Tom Jennings

RAF top brass are supporting our campaign

TRAINING: Angela Taylor, left, is to become a volunteer co-ordinator at New Marston Primary, while teaching assistant Sylvia Langden is co-ordinating volunteers at Millbrook Primary School in Grove

Volunteers ready to help children read

Karen Williams with, from left, Ben Hall, Chloe Adams and Noah Jones

Reading campaign: 'Scheme has grabbed children's enthusiasm'

County council cabinet member for education Melinda Tilley with Buckland Primary School pupils, from left, James Coombs, 10, Joseph Langdon, nine, Abby Hallion-Gammon, 10, and Daisy Torrington, 10

Reading campaign: More schools to look into joining

Longworth Primary School pupil Amy Bowers

Reading Campaign: Project turns a chapter

Charlie Hayes with the first of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Junior Book Club offer is inspiring read

Colin Paine

Chief Inspector Colin Paine: 'This helps uncover a world of imagination'

Stephen Freeman is the latest school to sign up to the reading campaign. Summer-Rose Absalom, Samuel Purdy, Keisha Mee, special needs co-ordinator Penny Blow, Ellie Lee, Leah Iglesias-Collison and Scott Empson enjoy their time in the library

School tries to foster a real love of reading

Sara Thornton, Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, holds a copy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Chief constable says campaign is a great idea

Campaign manager Clare Bolton

Give children the gift of time to read books

Volunteer Gabi Allen helps Cheyanne Speke at The Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground reading room

Parents embrace our campaign for reading

Martin Lester

Opinion divided on superhead’s vision

Emily Sweetingham, left, and Natalie Kimberley choosing books to read with young children as part of the reading campaign

Students sign up to boost literacy

Nigel Wild, president of Oxford Chamber of Commerce, signs copies of his first novel in Waterstone’s, Broad Street

‘Campaign will help future of business’

Pupils from Cutteslowe Primary School with children’s author Michael Dahl, front, centre, and Raintree Publishing staff

Children meet their very own superhero

Charlie Hayes at Waterstones with the first book, Gangsta Granny

Junior book club is off to a flying start

Wallingford’s St John’s Primary School headteacher Jane Ratcliffe with Ethan Strange, Bea Swaine, Eve Green, Ben Parkinson and Emily Strange

‘Making reading one of our top priorities’

Pictured with the latest Phoenix issue are, left to right, designer Laurence Beck, deputy editor Will Fickling, editor Ben Sharpe, head of PR Lizzie Payton, Caro Fickling, financial director John Dickinson, and sales and marketing manager Ross Fraser

Comics 'can encourage reading'


School reading projects ‘working together’

Claire Warner with Caroline Lilley and Ruth Denton

Schools raring to go after training begins

Volunteer numbers is a big campaign boost

Leena O'Hara

Training days get underway for school children aged seven

Ron Heapy reads to the children during the readathon

Children absorbed by readathon tales

Campaign manager Clare Bolton

Spooky inspiration for young readers


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