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Our reading programme reaches thousands of children across the UK

3 Sep 2012

Our Young Readers Programme reached approximately 8000 children in areas of disadvantage over the academic year 2011-12. The scheme is coordinated by teachers, librarians and other professionals across the country. They have been reporting back on the success of the project. They told us:

  • 100% of children who began the programme with a low interest in reading had a positive change in their enjoyment of reading, motivation to read and frequency of reading.
  • Over 95% of children with initial low and average interest in reading, were better able to choose a book at their reading level, and one that was personally interesting.

As well as statistics we've also had some great stories from our coordinators:

One boy (from a family of seven) now goes to the library to read and complete homework after talking with his mother at a Young Readers Programme event. His older sister takes him and some of the older children in the family. He loves books and the space to read them away from his siblings and this all happened because he sat and shared a book with his mother and then took it home to read to the family. Young Readers Programme books are not just inspiring and entertaining one child but whole families.

To find out more about the Young Readers Programme have a look at this video or read the summary of the programme's annual review.

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