Studies have shown that reading for pleasure is more important to children’s successes than education, economic background and social class. “Finding ways to engage students in reading may be one of the most effective ways to leverage social change” (OECD, 2002). Research has also shown that reading for pleasure is linked to a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety (BOP Consulting/The Reading Agency, 2015).
Liverpool Learning Partnership are working to support schools in further developing the academic potential and supporting the wellbeing of their vulnerable pupils through the introduction of after school Reading for Pleasure clubs. These clubs come with £1000 worth of funding to allow for staffing the groups and to purchase resources/books to run the club. The groups should contain around 10-12 pupils, 70% of which should be Looked After, on Child in Need or Child Protection plans, on an EHAT or with attendance below 95%.
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For more details on these reading clubs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org