Kindles to encourage more reading at Harpenden school
By JulieGK | Friday, January 04, 2013, 19:52
A Harpenden school is providing Kindles to encourage pupils to read more, thanks to the support of a local county councillor.
County Councillor Teresa Heritage’s (Harpenden South West)
A grant of £1500 has been allocated from County Councillor Teresa Heritage's (Harpenden South West) locality budget fund to The Grove Junior School, Dark Lane, Harpenden, to purchase Kindles and e-books for use by pupils.
Teachers will identify Year 5 and 6 children who are able but not motivated readers to take part in the Kindle scheme. The aim is that they will be inspired and enthused by the Kindles and start to read at a higher level and more independently.
A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.
Locality budgets were launched in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy social, economic or environmental causes in Hertfordshire. For information on how to apply for funding under the scheme, visit www.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets