World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life. World Book Night
This year, EDLounge is proud to be taking part in World Book Night as a volunteer. You may already know that as a company, we are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that actively seeks to remove barriers to education. Levels of literacy are still a major problem for many and are often an issue for disengaged pupils. The correlation between low levels of literacy and minimal time spent reading for pleasure is hardly surprising. Research suggests that a growing number of children do not read for pleasure, and Clark and Douglas (2011) identified a relationship between the frequency of reading and attainment.
‘Having access to resources and having books of their own has an impact on children’s attainment. There is a positive relationship between the estimated number of books in the home and attainment’.
This is an issue we feel very passionate about, so please stay tuned in the run up to April 23rd as we keep you updated with our plans for World Book Night.