Priti Patel MP supports World Book Day campaign
Priti Patel, Member of Parliament for Witham, is supporting World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day.
Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. This year, the campaign is urging parents and carers to take ten minutes to ‘share a story’ with their children to revive reading as a national pastime.
Every child in Witham will be given a £1 book token for World Book Day which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book (or £1 off any full price book that takes their fancy).
Priti said: “I hope parents, grandparents and carers across the Witham constituency will take time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day and every day after. Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future.
“Reading is not only a gateway to achievement and success, but it can be very enjoyable too. Since 2012, I have hosted my annual literacy event, Get Witham Reading, to encourage reading among children and young people across the Witham constituency. Get Witham Reading will be returning this year and I will announce further detail about this year’s event soon.”