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Schoolreaders Suffolk - Request for Holbrook Volunteers

24 September 2018

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Schoolreaders Suffolk, a charity which recruits volunteers to listen to children read in schools.  At the moment are looking for a large number of volunteers in Holbrook.

Schoolreaders is a wonderful charity which recruits volunteers to give one-to-one support to primary schoolchildren.  As you may be aware, 1 in 4 children left primary school in 2017 reading below the government’s required reading standards - and research shows that after that they have great difficulty catching up.  Improving literacy has huge benefits, both for the individual and society as a whole.

Schoolreaders recruits volunteers who then go into primary schools to listen to children read.  Volunteers are carefully matched to the best local school for them.  This is a completely free service to both schools and volunteers.  There are no rules about background, experience or age when it comes to being a great Schoolreader – enthusiasm, dedication and a good command of English are all that are required. 

The lovely thing about this scheme is that everyone wins - the children- the school- and the volunteers who get a great deal of pleasure from the experience and in seeing what difference a little of their time can make.

Please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org  to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.