Puffin to partner with 80 new schools for World of Stories program
In the UK, children’s publisher Puffin is looking for 80 primary schools to join its World of Stories program, reports the Bookseller.
The program, run in partnership with the National Literacy Trust (NLT), is part of a wider mission to close the creativity gap. It aims to reinvigorate school libraries and establish them as ‘vibrant hubs of creativity and imaginations’.
Puffin and the NLT launched a pilot program in 2018, helping 50 primary schools reinvigorate their school libraries and ‘champion reading for pleasure’. Puffin said 100% of participants have since reported they feel better equipped to develop a reading community upon completing the training.
NLT research shows 10-year-olds who enjoy reading have a reading age 1.3 years higher than their peers who don’t enjoy reading.
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