Reading For Pleasure

Liverpool Learning Partnership aims to establish each child as a lifetime reader.  Our goal is that all children and young people in Liverpool have opportunities to read for pleasure at home and in school and develop a love of reading.

There is a growing range of evidence which demonstrates the importance of reading for pleasure in both a child’s educational and personal development (cited in Clark and Rumbold, 2006).  According to the OECD, “finding ways to engage pupils in reading may be one of the most effective ways to leverage social change”.  Research has shown that reading for pleasure is more indicative of academic achievement than the economic and educational status of parents.

Our Reading Coordinator, Jenny Holder, is working with schools and other agencies to build a city-wide ethos of reading.  To discuss how LLP can help to support your school with reading please contact Jenny at