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14Jul2015Charity prescribes literacy to help families stay healthy
Improving families’ literacy through tailored local support can make them healthier and a pioneering partnership approach to health literacy should become a fundamental part of public health strategies, new research concludes.
01Jul2015National Literacy Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books launch Poetry Prize 2015
A new competition that challenges people to create a poem about reading and books to inspire young children is being launched by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
08Jun2015A new chapter for children at The James Cook University Hospital
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with the National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough and the local council to hand out 3,000 free reading packs to new mums at The James Cook University Hospital.
20May2015Reading levels hit nine year high as record numbers of children enjoy reading every day
A record number of children enjoy reading and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day, according to new research by the National Literacy Trust.
04May2015Pirates Ahoy! New Swashbuckle competition inspires young children to have fun with reading
The National Literacy Trust has teamed up with Swashbuckle Magazine to launch a new competition for Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils.
16Apr2015BookBenches designed by London pupils celebrated at exhibition
Pupils from across London have seen their designs displayed in an exciting exhibition this week as the National Literacy Trust celebrated its Books about Town for Schools programme with a special showcase.
01Apr2015Schools sign up for revolutionary programme to improve secondary school pupils’ literacy in Oxfordshire
An exciting collaboration between the National Literacy Trust and Oxfordshire County Council to improve Oxfordshire students’ literacy is currently underway in twenty of the county’s high schools over a period of two years.
25Mar2015New Early Years scheme improves children’s vocabulary and supports school readiness
Children who are falling behind their peers in understanding spoken language in the lead up to starting school can catch up, thanks to a new six-week early years literacy scheme – Early Words Together.
05Mar2015Premier League footballers call on dads to get reading with their children
Footballer, author, father and ‘Reading Star’ Frank Lampard launches Premier League Reading Stars 2015 on World Book Day
17Feb2015Alex Rider Secret Mission launches across the UK - sign up today and bring your pupils a unique writing challenge
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Anthony Horowitz’s action-packed Alex Rider series, the National Literacy Trust and Walker Books are hosting the Alex Rider Secret Mission for the spring 2015 term.