Pupils at Kingsley St John’s CE Aided Primary School have got the passport to success.

The youngsters, in class 3, have signed up to do The Chronicle ’s new schools project – the Reading Passport – which encourages pupils to discover more about the world around them.

Headteacher Rachel Jones said: “Standards of education are high here and so I am thoroughly looking forward to giving the children the opportunity to apply their literacy skills in such a creative way.

“I think the Newspapers in Education project is an exciting opportunity for the children in class 3 and will give them a new and inspirational project to further develop their reading and writing skills. “Hopefully, this project will also teach them new skills for their future learning too.

“Myself and Mrs Dearden, the class teacher are keen teachers of English and cannot wait to get involved.”

Developed by CMC International and The News Foundation, the Reading Passport is a pocket-sized booklet containing 15 fun and educational activities that develop a wide range of skills as students explore the people, places and events that shape the exciting world of current events.

Every participating student will receive their very own passport, personalised with the school name or logo, and a copy of The Chronicle every week for six weeks.

During that time, they will be asked to complete the activities found within the passport.

At the end of the project, each child will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Teachers also receive a class pack with information on how to operate the project, comprehensive notes, posters, great classroom ideas and news activities.

In addition, if you send in a photograph of your Reading Passport pupils, we will feature them in the newspaper and online on our website.

To sign up to The Chronicle Reading Passport project fill in the form below: