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Archive resource - Research: The Dads and Boys Galactic Reading Project

This project sought to test the effectiveness of a project model, based on the Reading Champions project, which would involve dads in their child's reading. The project was undertaken with one primary school in Islington, Christ the King RC Primary School. 

The aim was to demonstrate that involving male family members in a boys’ reading project would make an impact in four different ways:

  • The boys who took part would enjoy reading more, have more positive attitudes to reading and read more often than they did before they took part.
  • The male family members who took part would feel that their involvement had resulted in their boy enjoying reading more.
  • The male family members who took part would feel that they have a better relationship with the school and are more engaged with their boy’s education
  • There would be an increase in the reading levels of the boys who had taken part (beyond the anticipated level of progress).

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