The Big Book Talk is our exciting new campaign that encourages young people around the world to discover a love for reading. We recently experienced one of the toughest global crises of the 21st Century, resulting in a major impact on the education sector, in particular literary development in young people.
Time to Discover a Love for Reading
Reading is a core skillset for any young person’s development, helping them move smoothly in education and beyond.
In our survey of over 200 schools, 84% weren’t reading at age-appropriate levels at the start of 2021’s academic year.
68% of teachers felt that their students were reading at least least nine months below target.
69% of teachers said their school weren’t properly equipped with the necessary tool kit to aid reading recovery, the current picture looks worrisome.
Engaging with young people
With The Big Book Talk, we’re doing everything we can to get young people reading again and encourage them to form an engaging relationship with literacy.
Our mission is to create a space that can inspire young people and strengthen their reading skills, so it helps education return stronger than ever.