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07Sep2012Reading being crowded out of children’s lives
Research highlights a clear issue with children’s leisure time with many children enjoying reading but pushing it out in favour of other activities.
19Jul2012Create a generation of keen readers to tackle Britain’s literacy crisis say leading charities
Children’s writer Michael Rosen joins national summit on reading for enjoyment.
02Jul2012Commission finds three quarters of schools have boys falling behind in reading
The All-Party Parliamentary Literacy Group Commission’s report reveals that the "reading gender gap" is widening and action needs to be taken in homes, schools and communities.
29May2012London Literacy Champions recognised at City Hall
Families and volunteers that took part in our London Literacy Champions programme are today visiting City Hall to celebrate their involvement.
16May2012Top authors join commission on boys’ reading
MPs and members of the House of Lords are investigating why boys struggle with reading as part of our commission on boys' reading. They received evidence from a range of academics, teachers, charities and authors.
18Apr2012Schools line up for Big Diamond Jubilee Read supported by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
The National Literacy Trust and Oxford University Press have created a new reading and writing competition to get pupils in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth reading and writing.
29Mar2012British Land partners with WHSmith to find 3,000 novel ways to support the National Literacy Trust
British Land and WHSmith have been working together to support the National Literacy Trust's Young Readers Programme.
01Mar2012World Book Day research shows old meets new is the best way to improve reading
A new study out to mark World Book Day shows reading is getting a boost thanks to new technology and the brightest children combine the reading of books, magazines and newspapers with reading online or via their mobiles and gaming consoles.
29Feb2012Literacy campaign puts spotlight on parents
New research finds that a third of parents don't realise they are the most important influence on their child's language and literacy development.
26Jan2012Premier League players go online to promote childhood reading
Players from all 20 Premier League clubs are to use the motivational power of football to encourage children to improve their literacy skills.