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Islington pupils dazzle actress Gillian Anderson with their reading skills

PUBLISHED: 14:45 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:45 20 January 2016

Gillian Anderson visited William Tyndale School in Islington for the launch of the ‘Read Aloud’ literacy campaign yesterday (January 19). Picture: Tim Kavanagh

Gillian Anderson visited William Tyndale School in Islington for the launch of the ‘Read Aloud’ literacy campaign yesterday (January 19). Picture: Tim Kavanagh

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Actress Gillian Anderson joined pupils at an Islington primary school yesterday as part of the International Literacy Centre’s (ILC) “read aloud” campaign.

Gillian Anderson visited William Tyndale School in Islington for the launch of the ‘Read Aloud’ literacy campaign yesterday (January 19). Picture: Tim KavanaghGillian Anderson visited William Tyndale School in Islington for the launch of the ‘Read Aloud’ literacy campaign yesterday (January 19). Picture: Tim Kavanagh

Pupils at William Tyndale Primary School, in Upper Street, read stories to The X-Files actress to show how much their reading skills have improved following the ILC’s “reading recovery” programme.

She said: “Being able to read and enjoy books is such a vital skill for children to acquire and it crucial to their life chances.

“It’s an honour to be able to support and witness first-hand how children, such as those at William Tyndale Primary School, have benefitted from the work done by the International Literacy Centre.

“These children have not just learned to read, they now have the confidence to let their voice be heard.”


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