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Year 2 pupil Taya Adams (6) has been named as a winner in the reading category of the 2017 national Reading Recovery Awards.


She was one of hundreds of children who were recorded reading a specially-written story by author and poet Pie Corbett.


Taya's rendition of Let Me Come In 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.


Taya is now looking forward to meeting Pie Corbett next month when she travels to London with her family for the prize giving ceremony at the Institute of Education.


She was entered for the competition by our teacher Mrs Graham after making accelerated progress on the school's Reading Recovery Programme - finishing it six weeks early.


"Taya is a fantastic role model for all children who are learning to read and write. She is now an enthusiastic and independent reader. She desreves to win this award for all her hard work and determination whilst on the school's Reading Recovery Programme," says Mrs Graham.


The Reading Recovery Awards are organised by University College London's International Literacy Centre which promotes literacy education from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3 (children aged 2 to 13 years old).