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Literacy scheme helping pupils create the 'building blocks' of their future

A team of nearly 300 volunteers are going into primary schools across Jersey

A charity literacy scheme is helping pupils in Jersey to improve their skills and is "boosting their self-esteem".

Every Child Our Future (ECOF) sees volunteers go into primary schools to read with students aged five to seven, with nearly 400 pupils currently receiving support.

Founder of the charity, Nick Kershaw, says it's incredibly important as basic literacy skills set a child up for life and are the "building blocks" of their future.

The project started in four schools one term ago, but is already being rolled out in another four.

Local headteacher Iain George says it's already making a difference.

He told ITV News his pupils are getting a "wonderful opportunity" and the work is boosting their self-esteem.