Volunteers needed to listen to children read in local primary schools after lockdown

By Jamie Hill - 1 November 2020

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Charity Schoolreaders, who help children with reading difficulties, is looking for volunteers in Swindon.

Reading volunteers are desperately needed following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during lockdown.

In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now even wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.

Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in Swindon to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week

To join the charity, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form or call 01234 924111 for further information.

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