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21Feb2017Skills Academy launched to inspire reluctant readers through freestyle football
The National Literacy Trust launches Skills Academy, which uses the exciting world of freestyle football to improve the core reading and comprehension skills of Year 7 and 8 pupils.
07Feb201786% of English constituencies have entrenched literacy problems
Data analysis by Experian and The National Literacy Trust reveals local depths of England’s literacy crisis.
26Jan2017Leading UK businesses pledge to tackle literacy challenge
51 leading UK businesses have committed to take practical action to tackle the UK’s literacy challenge by signing the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2017.
06Jan2017Celebrate 30 years of Where’s Wally? at the National Literacy Trust’s popular fun run
As the iconic Where’s Wally? series of children’s books celebrates its 30th anniversary, the event on 19 March 2017 at Clapham Common is set to be the biggest to date
08Dec2016Children’s author champions charity diary writing campaign this Christmas
New research reveals that children who write a diary do better at school than their peers
07Dec2016Andy McNab wins inaugural Ruth Rendell Award for the author who has done the most to champion literacy
The Ruth Rendell Award was today presented to bestselling author and former soldier Andy McNab by Ruth’s son, Simon Rendell, at the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group Winter Reception.
30Nov2016Welsh authors get behind National Literacy Trust’s four-day Christmas campaign
Children’s authors from across Wales have rallied to support the National Literacy Trust’s Christmas campaign, which will raise funds to help disadvantaged children in Swansea discover a love of reading.
15Nov2016Leading charities announce creation of new national measurement of children’s reading
New measure to value reading for pleasure alongside traditionally assessed cognitive skills.
02Nov2016National Literacy Trust calls for new focus on writing for enjoyment
National Literacy Trust publishes research showing sharp drop in how often children write outside school.
06Oct2016Poetry proven to inspire pupils and boost both writing and reading skills
To mark National Poetry Day, the National Literacy Trust today reveals the positive impact Picture the Poet has had on pupils across the UK.