CHILDREN at a Wearside school have thrown themselves into an international writing project.
The youngsters at Usworth Colliery Primary School, in Manor Road, Washington, are taking part in the LendMeYourLiteracy scheme, set up to inspire young writers.
It’s such a wonderful project which will offer so many opportunities for our children to develop their skills as writers.Gary Wright, headteacher
The online scheme brings together schools from all over the world to read each other’s stories and gives children a global audience for their work, giving them the motivation to write.
Gary Wright, headteacher at Usworth Colliery Primary, said: “We are absolutely delighted to become part of the LendMeYourLiteracy family.
“It’s such a wonderful project which will offer so many opportunities for our children to develop their skills as writers.
“They are ready to unleash their fabulous writing on the world.
“A special thanks to the Foundation of Light who have supported us with the funding to take part.”
The scheme is launched in schools by members of LendMeYourLiteracy, including David Hall, a literacy co-ordinator, who went along to set up the project.
He said: “The children at Usworth Colliery Primary School are a credit to their community. Each child worked their socks off to produce a high standard of writing, which they can now show off to the world.
“Ongoing, the school now has an even greater purpose to write and we all hope that it will have a huge impact on what is an already talented bunch of young writers.”
Literacy co-ordinator at the school, Lisa Pegman, said: “Through LMYL, the children have a safe platform on which to share their writing with a worldwide audience, and receive comments from those who read their work.”