Approximately 1 in 4 primary school children leave school unable to read at the expected level. These children risk an uncertain future and the long-term effects of poor literacy can be devastating: 

  • 70% of pupils permanently excluded from school have difficulties with basic literacy
  • 25% of young offenders have reading skills below that of the average 7 year old

You can rewrite this story and ensure children have the gift of reading by donating to Coram Beanstalk. By encouraging children to read for pleasure we can greatly improve their wellbeing and life chances. 

  • Children who read books often at age 10 gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests than those who read less regularly.
  • Those who read for pleasure have higher levels of self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with difficult situations. 
Your support is needed now more than ever as it was recently estimated that due to the Covid-19 pandemic an extra 200,000 children will be unable to adequately read by the time they start secondary school.