Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Reading Up on Better Life

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Reading Up on Better Life

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A drive to improve literacy and numeracy will dramatically improve the quality of life for many Teessiders, say education bosses.

Stuart Ellis, learning for all manager at the Learning and Skills Council Tees Valley, hopes the new Get On North East initiative will reach many people.

The project, to last two or three years, aims to promote how important the three Rs are to people in their everyday lives.

Many Teessiders have low levels of literacy and numeracy.

The Learning and Skills Council Tees Valley plans to increase the number of people with basic skills qualifications.

"We are on target to meet the figure of 10,000 that we want to have a qualification by 2004," said Mr Ellis. "That will involve getting around 22,000 into courses."

Cook up a storm

Crazy child chefs on Teesside can take part in a nationwide competition to create a recipe for the Wacky Warehouse chain. The region's most mouth-watering concoction will win a meal for four at a local restaurant and the chance to compete in a national final. …

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