Edinburgh Reading Champion Project

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Presentation relating to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation-funded Reading Champions Project. Presentation discussed the impact that the initiative had on many children

Delivered at the Innovation and Development Fund conference.

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Edinburgh Reading Champion Project

  1. 1. Edinburgh Reading Champion Project
  2. 2. ‘ Kirsty reads to calm down. I didn’t realise how keen she was on reading until we got the books. She gets frustrated and angry sometimes and reading helps her to relax.’ Julie Dundas RAFT
  3. 4. ‘ It was really exciting and he was really funny and really kind. I thought meeting him was amazing and incredible - I would definitely want him to come back!’ Susan from Howdenhall Secure Unit
  4. 6. ‘ Kirsty reads to calm down. I didn’t realise how keen she was on reading until we got the books. She gets frustrated and angry sometimes and reading helps her to relax.’ Julie Dundas RAFT
  5. 7. ‘ Reading builds young people’s emotional literacy, helping them work through issues and understand themselves better. It can change the quality of their life.’ Changing Children’s Lives the Reading Agency, 2003
  6. 8. ‘ When it was snowing, me and Duncan wanted to make an igloo but we didn’t know how, but we found a book (Pingu) in the education room with some pictures in it. We used that.’ Mark from Ferniehill Young People’s Centre
  7. 9. ‘ The books is good, I get them all the time. I like fairy and princess books.’ Sarah from Edinburgh Family Support Services

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