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Award for reading scheme

PUPILS who volunteer to help younger children through a lunchtime reading club have won a Prime Minister's Big Society Award.

The 135 volunteers at Castlehead High School in Paisley pair up with first and second year pupils twice a week to help them develop their reading skills and have been credited with helping to boost literacy levels. David Cameron said: "It's inspirational to see so many students, teachers and volunteers in the community giving up their lunchtimes to help younger pupils."

Martin MacDonald, head teacher of Castlehead High School, said: "The Paired Reading Club has a massive impact on our pupils."

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