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Children and Young People's Reading in Manchester in 2016

This report presents information on the enjoyment of reading, reading behaviours and reading attitudes of over 5,000 pupils from 60 schools in Manchester.  

 In 2016, Manchester City Council joined forces with the National Literacy Trust to create Read Manchester, a campaign to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city. Read Manchester aims to raise awareness of the importance of reading and transform children's lives and the future of the city by galvanising a range of partners from the community, including: schools, businesses, libraries, public services and the media.

 The National Literacy Trust conducted the survey in primary and secondary schools in Manchester in the spring of 2016 to establish how much children and young people within the city enjoy reading, how often they read, what they read and what they think about reading. This will not only highlight any areas in need of improvement but it is also hoped that if the survey is repeated after a year these baseline data will help us explore any changes that may have occurred as a result of Read Manchester activities. 

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
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