Budding book-worm receives trophy from author - The Rugby Observer

Budding book-worm receives trophy from author

A BUDDING book-worm received a trophy from a children’s author at an awards ceremony in London.

Six year-old Taya Adams of Boughton Leigh Infant School met author Pie Corbett after her reading of his book Let Me Come In stood out among hundreds of entries to the 2017 national Reading Recovery Awards.

Her rendition was chosen as one of the best entries by the judges who were looking for reading which was phrased and fluent and conveyed a child’s enjoyment of and engagement with the story.

Pie presented Taya with a signed copy of Let Me Come In, which he wrote especially for the competition.




Taya was championed by her teacher Caroline Graham after making accelerated progress on the school’s Reading Recovery Programme – finishing it six weeks early.

Caroline said: “Taya is a fantastic role model for all children who are learning to read and write. She is now and enthusiastic and independent reader.


“She deserves to win this award for all her hard work and determination whilst on the school’s Reading Recovery Programme.”

The school supports and encourage pupils’ reading, and has even converted a London double decker bus into a literary haven.

Taya’s school chums watched the film of her reading during a special assembly to celebrate her success and their hard work in the programme.

The Reading Recovery Awards are organised by University College London’s International Literacy Centre which promotes literacy education for children aged two to 13.

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