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The entire Kent community can be a part of KM Group’s campaign to make 2017 a Year of Reading.

The aim is to help foster a love of reading and spark ideas for you, your friends, club, school or place of work.

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Kent Literacy Awards - initiatives that develop children’s reading, writing, speaking or listening skills should be nominated through this annual awards event.

Selected winners will have their work turned into a video showcase.

Whether your school has a fantastic book week, great ways to encourage reading through IT or imaginative writing competitions, we want to hear about it.

Kent Literacy Awards

Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the centre of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea

Yann Martel, Author of Life of Pi

Literacy Stars - Individual pupils or groups of children have the chance to be named a Literacy Star and earn themselves a limited edition Literacy Stars T-shirt by taking on a project to promote reading, writing, speaking or listening skills in their school, club or Surestart centre.

Our pack has great ideas to use, or dream up your own.

Literacy Stars

The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth

Erasmus, Renaissance scholar

I do believe something very magical happens when you read a good book

J.K Rowling, author of Harry Potter series

Pupil power: During KM’s Year of Reading we will launch an initiative to receive children’s book reviews with the best entries from primary or secondary winning prizes.

Children’s Book Poll: Book reviews submitted before the end of April 2017 will form part of our special poll to select the best and most loved books. The poll will run from May to mid July.

Reluctant Readers: What tip or trick sparked your reluctant reader to fall in love with books? Tell us your story and you could win a prize. To be launched during KM’s Year of Reading.

Adult view: Competition to receive book reviews from adults with the best entries winning prizes.

Life changing: During the campaign we will accept entries for Books that Changed My Life. Tell us how literature had a profound effect on you, whether it relates to health, career, cooking, spiritual. Tell us your story.


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