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Calderdale College students to become school reading mentors

24th September 2010 <b>Calderdale</b> College students to become school reading mentors

A group of Calderdale College students are to volunteer as one-to-one reading mentors in Halifax schools following their training with Reading Matters, the one-to-one literacy charity. 

A group of Calderdale College students are to volunteer as one-to-one reading mentors in Halifax schools following their training with Reading Matters, the one-to-one literacy charity. 

As Reading Leaders, the students will be trained to use a range of techniques and resources to improve reading skills, motivation and confidence. They are all volunteers with the College's v project.

The mentoring scheme was launched at the College by Monika Wasilewska, Senior Capability Manager in the Cabinet Office, who was work-shadowing Catherine McGrath, CEO of Reading Matters. 

"I'm very impressed that these students are taking on increased responsibility in addition to their course studies", said Monika. "I'm sure they will find it a rewarding experience that will have a positive impact on the attainment of their reading partners in school". 

 

Sahra Hargreaves, Calderdale College v Project Co-ordinator said of the volunteers: "I know that our students can make a real difference. They are all keen to help young people to improve their life chances by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers and they are happy to give their time in this way".

To find out more about the Reading Leaders programme and other reading support work visit www.readingmatters.org.uk 

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