Race for Reading Poster

My latest walking challenge is in support of the Schoolreaders project. I aim to walk 150 miles between the 1st May and the 19th June 2023.

1 in 4 children leave primary school unable to read well? This already troubling statistic worsens when related to disadvantaged children. The inability to read when starting secondary school can lead to lifelong consequences, such as fewer options for further education, less qualifications, a higher chance of unemployment, poorer physical and mental health, substandard housing and lower life expectancy.

Schoolreaders places volunteers in local primary schools providing one-to-one weekly reading support, so every child has the chance to catch up on vital reading skills.

5 Comments CherryPie on May 1st 2023

5 Responses to “Race for Reading”

  1. Hels says:

    Go for it :) Ability to read well is probably the key role of education, but what has changed recently? Too much time spent on computer games?

    • CherryPie says:

      In this context it is about parents who are not able (or willing) to help their children on their literature journey.

  2. A very laudable cause for your walking challenge.