Pupils at Bickerton Primary School have got the passport to success.

The youngsters, in Key Stage 2, 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.

The pupils already produce their own magazine which is published once a term. The Bickerton Bulletin reports on everything that goes on in school and the young journalists who write all the articles are eight to 11 years old.

Headteacher Paul Sweetnam said:  “This project fits really well into the way we work. We try to offer all the children a broad and exciting curriculum which enables them to attain the highest standards. The Reading Passport 2014 will add greatly to  this and will bring newspapers into everyday life here at school.”

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 find out more about the Reading  Passport Project, email george@news-foundation.com.

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