NB, deadline extended to Friday 28th August 2020!
Thanks for joining us!
Did you know that in 2019 one in four children aged 11 failed
to reach the government’s required reading standards? A child who
can't read properly at this age may struggle at secondary school and can face many obstacles in adult life. Schoolreaders is a charity that improves childhood literacy by providing volunteers to give one-to-one reading practice to children in primary schools across the country. Take part in our quiz, have fun, learn something about our vital work and, please, support us if you can!
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At this strange time, reading is even more of a solace, an education and a way into the world. I'm so glad that the Schoolreaders
Book Club Quiz will still be running, virtually. We are all adjusting
to new ways of communication and we can still connect and have
fun with our shared love of books. Good luck!'
A MESSAGE FROM SOPHIE:
How does the quiz work?
The quiz is open to individuals and to groups such as Book Clubs wishing to enter as a team. UK Government guidelines on social distancing mean that groups cannot meet in person at present, but there are plenty of simple options for setting up a virtual meeting. Please see the following paragraph to find out more.
To register for the quiz, simply click on the button at the bottom of this page, fill out our form and we'll send you (via email) all the information you'll need to take part. Have a go at the quiz - you can do it just for fun or, if you want a chance to win one of our prizes, you can send us your answers. Answer sheets must arrive with us by midnight on 31st August 2020 if you would like to be eligible for a prize. First prize will be a case of Prosecco (to be shared if you have entered as a team), as well as signed books. Everyone submitting an entry, regardless of their score, will be entered into a draw for further prizes and our wonderful reading volunteers will be entered into a prize draw of their own.
If you have already registered to take part in the quiz one of our team will be in touch soon to see how we can help you run a virtual group meeting. If you have any questions, please email
Finally, if you feel able to, please support our work
WATCH OUR SHORT FILM:
Click on the video to see a 3-minute film about what we do and to hear from some of the children who benefit from our help.
Schoolreaders is a charity funded entirely by voluntary donations. Reading support for primary school-children is going to be more urgently needed than ever when children do finally return to their classrooms.
If you feel able to support us, please click here to make a donation.
Sophie Kinsella joins forces with Schoolreaders
We're delighted that best-selling author Sophie Kinsella has agreed to be the face of our quiz. Sophie first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with 'The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic'. She has since sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries. Sophie has come up with some questions for our quiz so you can test your wits against one of the best writers around!
The quiz and coronavirus
Current circumstances mean that our usual quiz format, where teams get together over a glass of wine or a cup of tea, is not practical this year and we urge you to follow UK Government guidelines on social distancing, which can be found here. But we know you will still want to celebrate the joys of reading with friends, and we are therefore encouraging groups to take part in 'virtual' meetings. We can use simple technology to get people together for a chat while allowing everyone to stay in the safety of their own homes. Tech-phobes need not worry; it's easier than it sounds - please click here to explore the options, and to get help and advice.