The hunt is on to get youngsters hooked on books thanks to the launch of The Chronicle Reading Passport.

Pupils at Tilston Parochial CE Primary School are already looking forward to taking part in the project after the half-term holidays.

Tilston teacher Jo Callister said: “The children tell me that they are all looking forward to it and are very excited!”

Now we are calling on Chronicle schools to sign up to the passport by filling in the form on this page (deadline to register is Monday, February 10).

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.

The Reading Passport costs just £2 per pupil and 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 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 on our website.

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