June 26th, 2019
Impact of Author visits to schools
This year the Children's Bookshow will enable 10,000 children to see an author or illustrator live on stage and give 1800 children the chance to work with a writer or artist in their own classroom. What we are doing is vital to boost literacy levels across the country.
The report states that only 1 in 4 pupils have had an author visit in the last academic year and that children from the poorest backgrounds are likely to miss out. In 2019, 80% of our tour is in areas of high deprivation. We are working to try and breakdown socio-economic barriers to a love of reading.
Please support our work http://thechildrensbookshow.com/donate
To read the National Literacy Trust report https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/impact-writer-visits-children-and-young-peoples-literacy-engagement/