Businesses encouraged to support children’s reading in their local area by gifting a Literacy Toolkit

17 Nov 2017
Literacy Toolkit

We are delighted to have partnered with Walker Books to create a Literacy Toolkit which businesses can gift to a local primary school or community group, to support children’s literacy skills in their area.

The new Literacy Toolkit is filled with resources to inspire pupils to enjoy reading and help teachers and parents to support children’s literacy skills. Each box includes:

  • A fantastic range of 50 books from Walker Books, aimed at children and young people aged 2 to 11
  •  Fun activity sheets and other information for teachers to use in the classroom and send home
  • Guidance and templates to help schools engage parents and their local community
  • National Literacy Trust membership for a local school for one year, giving access to inspiring teaching resources and tools for outstanding literacy provision.
The National Literacy Trust has worked with Walker Books to develop the content for the toolkit, drawing on expert knowledge and experience with schools. Each Literacy Toolkit costs £650, with profits supporting the charity’s work to give disadvantaged children across the UK the literacy skills they need to succeed.

Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust said:

“We are delighted to offer businesses and other organisations the opportunity to support local schools with a Literacy Toolkit. Gifting a box is a simple way to make a difference to your local community and show your commitment to raising literacy levels. The materials in the toolkit can be used for years to come, inspiring hundreds of children to fall in love with reading.”

Jane Winterbotham, Publishing Director at Walker Books said:

 “We’re thrilled to be a part of this promotion with the wonderful National Literacy Trust. It’s a brilliant scheme which we hope will help not only promote literacy in local schools but provide a connection between businesses and the community. We hope we’ll see many businesses pick up this opportunity, and many schools build a love of reading using a selection of our titles.”

Provident Financial are the first company to buy the toolkit, with the Bradford-based business generously gifting boxes to 24 primary schools in the city. 

Businesses are also encouraged to buy the toolkit to support their own employees as parents.