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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.
31Aug2016Oxfordshire schools make literacy a top priority
Survey shows 100% of teachers in Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum schools take responsibility for literacy
06Jul2016Share tales over tea to raise money for literacy
The National Literacy Trust and Boots Opticians are calling on book lovers and baking enthusiasts to help give disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to succeed by holding a Tales and Teapots party.
23Jun2016Create laughs in the classroom to help boost boys’ reading and writing skills
New research from the National Literacy Trust indicates comedy could play an important role in engaging children and young people, particularly boys, in reading and writing for enjoyment.
16Jun2016Are you worried about your toddler’s touchscreen time?
Technology is part of everyday life, a new survey from the National Literacy Trust and Pearson shows almost all families (97%) own touchscreens, and pre-school children will copy their parents’ use of tablets and smartphones.