Beanstalk launches young leadership reading programme in secondary schools to help close the attainment gap

A leadership programme which partners students with their younger peers is being rolled out to secondary schools across England to help improve reading skills, confidence and enjoyment.Read more

Beanstalk launches ‘Back to School’ campaign to reach more struggling readers across England than ever before

As the new academic year approaches, Beanstalk is stepping up its search for volunteers to help reach more children than ever before with its potentially life-changing reading support programmes.Read more

Dan Snow meets Beanstalk volunteers and helps us to spread the word

Beanstalk Ambassador, Dan Snow, donates tickets to his 'An Evening With Dan Snow' and meets with local volunteers.Read more

Beanstalk's first crowdfunding campaign raises over £10,000

Beanstalk thanks supporters of its first ever crowdfunding campaign which enabled the charity to reach over £10,000.Read more

Beanstalk shortlisted for multiple charity sector awards

Beanstalk is delighted to have been shortlisted for four prestigious awards which recognise excellence and innovation in the charity sector.Read more

Beanstalk encourages families to keep reading through the summer holidays

As the summer holidays begin for school children, Beanstalk issues call for new volunteers to attend summer training and urges parents and children to continue reading through the six-week break to prevent a dip in reading progress.Read more

Primary schools across England receive special recognition for efforts to help children grow a love of reading

As the summer term comes to a close Beanstalk partner schools schools across England have been recognised for their continued dedication to help inspire a love of reading among pupils.Read more

Knowsley Safari partners with Beanstalk to offer Merseyside school children ‘Somewhere Special to Read’

Children from primary schools in Merseyside have been experiencing a unique safari-themed outdoor learning adventure as part of a special project to get more children excited about reading whilst encouraging them to learn and connect to the natural world around them.Read more

Retired GP and Beanstalk volunteer to receive MBE for services to the community of Holywell

A retired doctor from Holywell in North Wales who now volunteers with Beanstalk has been named in the 2018 Birthday Honours List to receive an MBE in recognition for his services to the local community.Read more

Medway author to donate July book profits to Beanstalk

A Medway author and secondary school teacher is pledging all profits from the sales of his children’s books on Amazon to Beanstalk throughout July to help more children who struggle with reading.Read more