An evidence review exploring the link between literacy and life expectancy in England through health and socioeconomic factors.
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Life expectancy shortened by 26 years for children growing up in areas with the most serious literacy problemsOur new research finds that children born into communities with the most serious literacy challenges have some of the lowest life expectancies in England.
Success storyView detailsRobert Clack School in Dagenham has seen a significant increase in students' reading ages after taking part in Skills Academy. NewsRead moreWe teamed up with Penguin Random House to host an exclusive schools event with the world-famous Diary of Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, as part of our Read North East campaign. NewsRead moreA record number of children enjoy reading and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day, according to new research by the... ResearchView detailsThis report outlines findings about the impact of access to an ebooks platform on pupils’ reading motivation and skills over the academic year 2014/15. NewsRead moreManchester will be home to a trail of iconic BookBenches across the city next summer, in a drive to get the city reading and improve literacy levels. ResearchView detailsIn 2019, with support from McDonald’s, we developed a version of our Annual Literacy Survey for younger children aged 5 to 8 to gain an insight into their reading and writing... NewsRead moreOur survey of 56,905 children and young people found that those who are the most engaged with reading are more likely to read both on paper and on screen than their peers. NewsRead more
Cressida Cowell supports the Read On. Get On. campaign to narrow the gender gap in children’s readingThe Read On. Get On. coalition has launched a new report and some exciting resources from Cressida Cowell today, with a focus on closing the gender gap in children’s reading.
NewsRead moreWe are delighted to launch an exciting comic strip competition with Penguin Random House, as part of the North East campaign. It gives pupils across the region the opportunity to...