Our West Yorkshire team are sponsoring the Easter event alongside Bobbin’s Books.
This year, we’re participating in Look for a Book! A campaign ran by Bobbin’s books to encourage young people local to Mirfield and Roberttown to pick up a book and get hooked by the reading bug.
Look for a Book is in its 3rd year and given the success of previous years – our West Yorkshire team will be providing books and goodies for each participant.
In the UK 1 in 5 children have no access to books in the home
And we want to change that!
Reading for children and young people isn’t just about improving comprehension and vocabulary, the impact of regularly picking up a book improves prospects socially and academically way into adulthood.
Children who read regularly are…
More likely to overcome disadvantage caused by inequality.
More likely to be happier, healthier, better well-being and self-esteem.
More likely to do better academically.
And are more likely to be creative and develop empathy for others*
Focus that onto children who have experiences in care, who typically suffer inequalities in every facet of life, taking the time to read can have important ramifications as they navigate living away from their birth families.
To find out more about the event follow Bobbin’s Books on Facebook
And if you can sponsor the event alongside us, get in touch!
*Books Trust – booktrust.org.uk/benefits-of-reading-news