The Hub of the Shotley Peninsula
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.