Read with the Stars!
A Children's Literacy Festival with a difference, encouraging disadvantaged children & families to share books. Involving inspiring speakers - children's heroes - footballers, celebrities, authors, all imparting a love of reading for pleasure & purpose which is key to breaking the deprivation cycle.
One day event with 3 month lead up campaign
Charity information: Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh)
There is a strong link between social class and educational achievement & many children do not enjoy reading, 20% leave primary school with a reading level below Government expected, leading to disengagement from learning and adversely affecting overall life chances. This impacts on the community as a whole. 60% of prisoners have low level literacy skills.
Our project will raise the profile of reading, engaging children and families who do not normally read,. We will use popular role models showing all how much fun can be had sharing books.
To impart a love of reading to children & families who do not currently read.
Activities» A Children's Literacy Festival featuring speakers to inspire reluctant readers
What success will look like
Success will be demonstrated by the numbers of children and families attending the event and leaving inspired to read
The project will improve literacy levels and provide an inspiration to read
Non attendance of speakers. We will guard against this by having an extensive list and engaging support from ARCh patrons, some of whom are authors/poets.
We will obtain feedback from primary schools in the area and pass the information on to donors
Budget - Project Cost: £20,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £5,000 Lead up 3 month campaign prior to event £15,000 Festival Admission free speaker event
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount anon £10,000 Conditional
Kassam Stadium in Oxford, located Blackbird Leys, an area of high level deprivation
Children and families throughout the area and with secondary benefit to the community as a whole.
We are a well established local charity with 260 volunteers, already working with more than 700 children in over 100 primary schools
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Elaine Adams/Jane Rendle
Development Managers, Jane and Elaine with many years of experience in this area manage the charity with passion and enthusiasm