I'm delighted to be part of a scheme from the National Literacy Trust that is helping children to improve their reading ability. More volunteers are needed: can you help?
I can't remember a time when I didn't love reading. For as along as I can remember, I've been surrounded by books. There are piles in every room in my house and my office is littered with them. I was lucky that I took to reading early and fast. But sometimes children need a little extra support to develop their reading ability and confidence.
The Reading Buddies scheme in Peterborough is part of the Vision for Reading in Peterborough, which was launched in January 2018. The vision establishes reading as a priority for everyone, outlining how the city can work together to ensure that every child in Peterborough enjoys reading and can read well. The scheme is also in place in Bradford, Middlesborough, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Swindon.
I’ve just signed up as a volunteer for Reading Buddies. Getting involved is simple: after some training you visit a local primary school for a couple of hours each week, providing one-to-one support for children struggling with reading.
It's going to be fun and rewarding. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org@pcbonline.co.uk for more information about the scheme.