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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Priti Patel MP supports Summer Reading Challenge

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and is calling on young people across the Witham constituency to take part. The annual Summer Reading Challenge is run by The Reading Agency and encourages young people to read at least six books during the summer. This year’s …

Posted on: April 22, 2020

Witham MP’s Get Witham Reading event to go ahead

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has confirmed that this year’s ‘Get Witham Reading’ will go ahead on Friday 3 July 2020, despite schools being closed to the majority of pupils due to Covid-19. Priti has hosted Get Witham Reading at local schools every year since it was first launched in 2012. …

Posted on: August 20, 2019

Priti Patel MP encourages young people to make space for reading this summer

Witham MP, Priti Patel, is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and is calling on young people across her constituency to take part. The Summer Reading Challenge is run by charity The Reading Agency and encourages young people to read six books throughout the summer holidays. The theme for this …

Posted on: July 7, 2019

Schools line up for Get Witham Reading 2019

Eight schools in Witham have confirmed their participation in Get Witham Reading 2019 organised by Witham MP, Priti Patel.  This is the crusading MP’s eighth annual school literacy campaign aimed at improving standards of literacy across the Witham constituency. This year’s participants are: Tiptree Heath Primary School, Tiptree St Luke’s …

Posted on: June 19, 2019

Hundreds of books donated to Priti’s reading scheme

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has received a donation of several hundred books from the charity World Book Day for her annual Get Witham Reading initiative. Priti will distribute the books to children and young people who are participating in this year’s event at local schools across her constituency next month. …

Posted on: May 13, 2019

MP’s Get Witham Reading 2019 campaign gets underway

Witham’s crusading MP, Priti Patel, has launched her eighth annual school literacy campaign ‘Get Witham Reading 2019’.  Her campaign was first launched in 2012, when children’s literacy levels in the constituency fell below the national average, 1 in 6 pupils were leaving school without achieving the literacy of an 11 …

Posted on: March 7, 2019

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 …

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Witham MP visits Templars Academy

Witham MP, Priti Patel, popped into Templars Academy on Thursday afternoon to meet with pupils and teachers from across year groups [Thursday 31 January 2019]. Priti spoke with pupils about their school projects and their ideas for Get Witham Reading 2019. First launched in 2012, Get Witham Reading is now …

Posted on: July 5, 2018

Priti Patel launches Get Witham Reading 2018

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has launched her yearly literacy initiative Get Witham Reading today [Thursday 5 July 2018]. Get Witham Reading was established in 2012 to encourage reading and improve literacy levels across the Witham constituency and it is now taking place for the seventh consecutive year. This year’s event …

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