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Join Literacy Week 2015: a week full of literacy-related events throughout Europe this autumn!

08 September 2015

The European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET), of which Beanstalk is a founding member, is supporting Literacy Week 2015, which aims to raise awareness about low literacy throughout Europe. It will start on 8th September 2015, UNESCO’s International Literacy Day, and run until 17th September 2015. ELINET spiced up the campaign by organising a contest for the best literacy event in Europe, as well as an official closing event featuring high-level speakers in Brussels on 17th September. Visit for further information.

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Waltham Forest primary school children publish anthology of ‘Tales of a Tall Red Tower’ at children’s literature festival StoryFest

08 July 2015

More than 60 children from 10 primary schools in Waltham Forest have contributed to an anthology of short stories inspired by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, created through an imaginative game of story ‘Consequences’.

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Beanstalk extends its support in ‘Get London Reading’ campaign at flagship St Mary’s R.C. Primary School

11 June 2015

Children’s literacy charity Beanstalk announced today that it is extending its work in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Battersea thanks to support from Amazon UK.

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The European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) launches new website

08 June 2015

On 1st June a new website was launched by the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) to improve literacy policies in 28 European countries. The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the number of children, young people and adults with low literacy skills in Europe. 

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Beanstalk announces Ginny Lunn as new CEO

26 May 2015

National children’s literacy charity Beanstalk is delighted to announce the appointment of Ginny Lunn as its new CEO, effective 1st June. 

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Beanstalk runs national Day of Action to meet new volunteers

27 April 2015

On 23rd April national children’s literacy charity Beanstalk ran a Day of Action campaign to recruit much needed volunteers to help the thousands of children across England who are in urgent need of reading support.   

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Read On.Get On. reaches goal of gaining cross-party political support

10 April 2015

The Read On. Get On. coalition, of which Beanstalk is a founding member, has gained cross party political support for the aim of getting every child reading well by the age of 11, by 2025. 

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Beanstalk announces departure of CEO Sue Porto

10 February 2015

It has been announced today that Beanstalk’s CEO Sue Porto will leave the organisation on 1st May to take up a new position as CEO of St John’s Hospital in Bath.

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New report shows that 93% of children improve their reading ability through support of Beanstalk reading helpers

06 February 2015

Individual one-to-one support is key to boosting the reading levels of young children, a recently published report has found.  

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Beanstalk recognised at Library of Congress Awards

27 October 2014

National children’s literacy charity Beanstalk has been recognised for its work at the prestigious Library of Congress Literacy Awards in the United States. 

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