Thursday, July 25, 2024

Lincolnshire schools get funding boost from Bookmark Reading Charity

More schools in Lincolnshire will get the chance to boost their child reading programmes with the offer of a potential £1,000 for new books and resources.

Bookmark Reading Charity is building upon its existing support in the county by providing additional ongoing resources to schools. Primary schools across the region are being invited to join Bookmark’s School Network Programme; these schools will receive £1,000 worth of resources across an academic year.

Bookmark Reading Charity is also looking for volunteers to join their network of more than 2,000 readers who help pupils in schools face to face or online by delivering reading sessions with children at risk of falling behind. The charity says its volunteering opportunities gives volunteers a sense of fulfilment and achievement as well as helping to positively impact children’s lives by igniting the joy of reading.

The charity originally launched its Your Story Corner programme in 2022 when it delivered £144,000 worth of books and resources to 72 primary schools in Lincolnshire. This was to ensure all children had access to high quality and diverse books as well as trying to develop rich reading cultures in all primary schools in this area.

The charity is now following up its Your Story Corner offering with an opportunity for eligible schools to become part of its School Network Programme.

Emily Jack, CEO of Bookmark Reading Charity, said: “We believe Bookmark’s School Network Programme is a fantastic way for us to continue supporting the schools we know are most in need of literacy support.

“We also need volunteers across Lincolnshire to continue the momentum of what we are trying to achieve. Reading online or in person for thirty minutes a week really can change a child’s future and have a positive effect on the opportunities available to them throughout their life.”

Available to previous Your Story Corner schools that meet Bookmark’s eligibility criteria, the School Network Programme is here to help schools that need support the most.

This year Bookmark has reached out to 67 schools in Lincolnshire for the School Network programme. This is based on schools’ pupil premium data, child deprivation statistics and results for Key Stage 2 SATs.

 

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