We've got some fantastic news to share as we celebrate a decade of Schoolreaders making a difference.
2,000 incredible volunteers across 1,000 schools are supporting a whopping 20,000 children with one to one reading support every single week - thanks to you!
There is more to this than the numbers; our volunteers are helping to change the life-stories of these children. It couldn’t be done without the incredible support of our volunteers and supporters, so from each of the 20,000 children who benefit from reading support this week—THANK YOU!
In our recent annual research, a whopping 93% of participating schools reported that spending time with a Schoolreaders volunteer significantly boosted children's reading confidence. Children just like Sally May…
Sally May is a bright and enthusiastic nine-year-old attending a school in one of the top 10 most deprived communities of the country.
She has her own story to tell about the impact of Schoolreaders;
"Schoolreaders have helped me a lot in my reading. When I was little, my mouth wasn't working properly to say some words, but Miss Nicholson helped me say loads of different words I couldn't say before. It makes me feel proud, and it makes me feel like Miss Nicholson is precious to me—she’s my treasure."
If you are planning to make a donation to Schoolreaders this Christmas, between November 28th and December 5th, every £1 you donate will be doubled.
That means, for one week, every £30 you contribute, two children get a full year of life-changing one-to-one reading support. It means that every donation will have twice the impact.
Thank you once again for helping us to change children’s life chances – one page at a time.