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Volunteer Literacy Programme

(Reading in Schools Project)

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What the school staff have to say:

 “It is so beneficial for the children and the school to have extra reading time. Some children do not share a book with an adult at home, so having this 1:1 time every week is so valuable. The children look forward to reading with the volunteers and are developing a positive relationship with them.”

Sue Stevenson, Assistant Headteacher, Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School


“A common thread when talking to the pupils is how much they enjoy the sessions. They are all developing a love of reading and gaining in confidence. All the children have made progress with their reading. The involvement of volunteers in partnership with the school contributes to the children’s success.”

Jenny Darnell, Literacy Co-ordinator, Castleton Primary School


“The reading volunteers provide a valuable service, without which, some of our most vulnerable children would miss out on extra reading and 1:1 time.”

Anna Crowther, Assistant Headteacher, Wykebeck Primary School


“The volunteers make a difference because it is weekly contact giving the children the opportunity to read in a social setting to develop their reading skills and confidence. It’s a fantastic link between the school and the community.”

Wendy Taylor, Class Teacher, Blenheim Primary School


What our volunteers have to say:

“I have enjoyed seeing the children develop in confidence and ability over the last year. The pupils at Blenheim Primary are an absolute delight, well-mannered and enthusiastic."

Lucie Earley, Volunteer at Blenheim Primary School 


“I enjoy the feeling that I am contributing to the children acquiring a really important life skill.”

                                                          Madeleine Cox, Oakwood Primary School

“I have enjoyed getting to know the children and becoming a small part of their school life. I have loved it when we have made even a small amount of progress. I also enjoyed watching some of the children grow more interested in wanting to ‘get better’ at reading.”

Edel Harney, Volunteer at New Bewerley Primary School


“I enjoy the interaction with the children and their enthusiasm and positive outlook. They are always pleased to see us and enjoy the work we do together.”

James Taylor, Volunteer at Greenmount Primary School






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