Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

WW1 Centenary Duston Remembers

Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

Volunteers Needed - Can You Help Your Local Primary School?

Volunteers Needed - Can You Help Your Local Primary School?

Our reading volunteers are going to be desperately needed due to Coronavirus. Thousands of children won't have had enough reading practice during lockdown. In a normal year, one in four children leaves primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.

Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your local area 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. The process to become a Schoolreader takes a few weeks, so please apply now so you can be ready to start as soon as it can be arranged.

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

Reg Charity: 1159157

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:07 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Duston, Education, Northampton, Primary, Schoolreaders, Volunteers