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The Reading Lives of 8 to 11-year-olds in Scotland: 2005 - 2013

Added 14 Nov 2014 | Updated 31 Jul 17

Children in Scotland are less likely to enjoy reading and are less likely to read daily outside class compared with children in the rest of the UK.

This report focuses on children aged eight to 11 living in Scotland and their enjoyment of reading, reading behaviour and attitudes towards reading. It synthesises information from surveys we have conducted since 2005 but most heavily exploits data from our fourth annual literacy survey conducted in November/December 2013, in which 1,042 8 to 11-year-olds from Scotland participated. 

It was commissioned by Save the Children to help support the launch of the Read On. Get On. campaign in Scotland, which brings together teachers and other professionals, charities, businesses, publishers and local communities to argue for the historic goal of all children reading well at the age of 11 by 2025.

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