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Words Count in North Lincolnshire

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Ways we are increasing the levels of literacy in North Lincolnshire and how to become a reading champion.

Words Count aims to increase levels of literacy (reading and writing) for all our communities in North Lincolnshire. Latest research shows that children who can read well by the age of 11 discover a wider range of interests and knowledge, creativity and confidence.

Literacy influences everyone in all areas of life. Low literacy in the UK affects people’s chances of getting a job and looking after their health and wellbeing. For more information visit the Read On Get On website.

Volunteer to be a reading champion

Could you volunteer to help inspire a love of books in children across North Lincolnshire? The Reading Champion programme is a community partnership to support children’s reading skills.

If you can spare an hour a week to volunteer in a North Lincolnshire school, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us to register your interest.

Sign up to receive regular updates on literacy and reading information, news, and events from Words Count and Imagination Library.

You will find over 30 videos on our YouTube playlist. These inspiring clips showcase the range of exciting literacy activities taking place across North Lincolnshire.

Here are some highlights:

The North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust inspires children and their parents to develop their literacy skills. Our main aims are:

  • to raise awareness and equip children with literacy skills fit for employment and life
  • establish programmes to improve our communities’ literacy skills and confidence
  • work in partnership with schools, the education sector, business and community partners to identify literacy priorities for children, young people and their families

The Trust works alongside the Imagination Library to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in communities; creating a positive literacy culture across North Lincolnshire.

Visit the North Lincolnshire Literacy Trust Facebook page and follow the North Lincolnshire Literacy Trust on Twitter.

You can support the work of the Trust through Lincs Lotto, a weekly online lottery created to support local good causes. Tickets are only £1 per week, with 60 per cent going to local good causes and prizes worth up to £25,000!

Scunthorpe United Reading Stars

The Scunthorpe United Reading Stars programme is an exciting partnership between Words Count, the National Literacy Trust and Scunthorpe United FC which aims to encourage reluctant readers through their love of support.

If you are a North Lincolnshire school or academy and would like to get involved, please contact Study Parks on contactus@studyparks.org.uk or telephone 01724 747686 for more information.

Supporter to Reporter

Linking literacy to football, the Supporter to Reporter project helps make positive steps in transforming attitudes to literacy by inspiring a love of reading and writing.

If you are a North Lincolnshire school and would like to get involved, please contact Study Parks on contactus@studyparks.org.uk or telephone 01724 747686 for more information.