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Beechwood Park School pupils feature in Sky News report
Pupils from a Markyate school had their 15 minutes of fame when they were featured on a Sky News bulletin last week during a phonics lesson.
Year one pupils from Beechwood Park School were shown reading extracts from Save The Children’s recently published Born To Read campaign report on the news bulletin on Tuesday, October 8.
Sky News reporter Rachel Younger described the pupils aged six and under as "forging ahead" in their reading of the report which highlights how children who fall behind in the three ‘Rs’ before the age of seven are destined to fail at school and are disadvantaged for life.
Headmaster Patrick Atkinson said: "We were delighted that Rachel Younger asked us if we would take part in the news item, at short notice.
"At Beechwood Park we know how crucial it is that every child gets the chance to learn to read as well as they can from an early age. It is when the children are at their youngest that we have the greatest chance of instilling the necessary skills as well as a love of reading."
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