Ms Ross, a Year 4 teacher at Burley and Woodhead CE Primary School introduced her pupils to the
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Magical Reading Tour competition to inspire them to read more outside of class. It led to two thirds of the class going on to read Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s further adventures of the original Ian Fleming story and an enthusiasm
for writing and making up plays and stories at playtimes and at home.
For the competition’s bonus writing category, entrants were asked to write a short story based on a story-starter by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Eight year-old Jack’s humorous and descriptive winning entry involves a helicopter which finds the stolen Chitty car.
He wins an eReader, book vouchers and a copy of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang series.
The competition’s organiser, the National Literacy Trust is the charity behind the Bradford Literacy Campaign – an initiative which is working in partnership with Bradford Council and other local partners to raise awareness of the importance of literacy
skills in the district.
For further information about the Bradford Literacy Campaign or the National Literacy Trust, please contact Jo Franks, Local Media and Campaigns Officer on 0207 820 6256 or at