Children’s literacy charity Beanstalk is supporting a new campaign aimed to get all Northamptonshire’s children reading well at the age of 11 by 2025.
In the county last year 1,300 pupils left primary school unable to read to the required level.
Beanstalk wants to recruit volunteers to go into primary schools to work with children who are falling behind with their reading. The charity currently supports 400 children in more than 70 schools across the county.
Greg Yarnall, Beanstalk area manager for the East Midlands, added: “It is truly shocking that so many children leave primary school unable to read confidently. We are currently looking for volunteers to work across the whole of Northamptonshire.”
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