Helping Improve Literacy Levels

We are holding re-vamped book clubs during the school holidays and half term breaks to promote literacy among local children. 

Children living in poverty do less well at school than better off peers and improving their literacy is key to closing the performance gap. Research shows that children who are read to regularly are less likely to grow up in poverty than those who are not.

The book clubs promote reading to struggling families by providing them with an engaging, enjoyable family event. They feature a story time with a volunteer reader, dressing up and colouring activities, and a computer corner with literacy based resources for older children.  There is also a wide selection of high quality children's books to browse and take home.

The clubs are open to all families who currently use our services or are referred to the book clubs by a support worker. The next book club is on Friday 31 October - Halloween.

We currently receive no dedicated funding for the clubs and are reliant on donations of good quality new and second hand books to run the clubs. Please contact Janet on 0161 834 3140 for more information if you would like to make a donation.






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