A GOLDEN ticket has been won by a well-read Rugby schoolboy at a ceremony celebrating child literacy.
Charlie Sharp of Hillmorton Primary School said it was the best day he had ever had when he won the Reading Recovery Children’s Competition after learning to read with the support of Reading Recovery lessons.
At a ceremony at the Institute of Education in London, he was presented with a trophy, a certificate and a ‘golden ticket for life’ by Jean Cross and Julia Douëtil, Director of the International Literacy centre in London.
He said the award made him feel ‘very famous and important’, and his Reading Recovery teacher Sue Postlethwaite was delighted with the outstanding progress he had quickly made.
His school was also named Reading Recovery School of the Year Awards 2015 Winner for consistently high standards and good progress.
The award was presented by Marc Rowland, Deputy Director of the National Education trust and Tony Draper, president of the National association of Head Teachers.
Head teacher Catherine Crisp said: “The Reading Recovery programme has changed lives, raised standards of achievement and has been the cornerstone for the development of layered interventions throughout the school.”
The Awards celebrated the 25 year achievement of the Institute of Education’s (IOE) Reading Recovery Centre in helping hundreds of thousands of children with complex literacy difficulties to learn how to read.