When did you last see children sitting around talking about a book?
We create a place in school curriculum time for pupils aged 7-16 where:
We talk about books and the wider world
Everyone is included
Talking in class is encouraged
You can agree to disagree
Reading helps writing
Although technology is a vital communication, educational and fun tool, we find that many children do not spend any ‘real-time’ together discussing ideas face to face.
We believe that there are genuine social benefits created by sitting together in a book club; pupils make new friends and connections. This has positive effects on the pupils’ lives, the schools and the wider community.
To date we have worked in schools for 7 years and 2,000 children aged 7-14 have participated in Book Clubs in Schools.
Our vision is to see Book Clubs in Schools throughout the UK; all 25,000 of them within the next ten years.