Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2018: Tackling the UK’s growing literacy and social mobility crisis

UK business leaders gathered in London last night to show their commitment to tackling the nation’s growing literacy and social mobility crisis by signing the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2018.Read more

Literacy charities join forces to support more children and young people

Beanstalk and Reading Matters have joined forces to reach more children and young people who need support with their reading.Read more

Beanstalk BookFest returns for 2017

Children’s authors and performers have come together to bring the magic of a book festival to London primary school children as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2017.Read more

Volunteer reading helpers bring the joy of reading to children in Teesside

Volunteer reading helpers have been making a big impact on children in Teesside through sharing their love of reading.Read more

Southern Water pledges £10,000 to help support our reading schemes in Kent

Southern Water has teamed up with national literacy charity Beanstalk to support Kent children with their reading. The ability to read has a huge impact on confidence and affects future life choices.Read more

TV historian Dan Snow helps Beanstalk to launch new programme aimed at helping nursery children becoming ready to read

Local literacy charity Beanstalk has launched Story Starters, a new programme that helps children aged 3-5 in nurseries and pre-schools to develop their language skills in order to become ready to read. The well-known historian and TV presenter Dan Snow, a Beanstalk Ambassador, joined Beanstalk and local marketing and PR company Purple Sprout to celebrate the beginning of this new programme at Stoke-on-Trent’s New Vic theatre.Read more

New literacy project in Kent and Medway to deliver more one-to-one support for struggling readers in primary schools

National children’s charity Beanstalk has launched a new project in Kent and Medway to double the number of children supported by trained volunteer reading helpers in primary schools by the end of the 2018-19 academic year.Read more

Author Cressida Cowell launches her next book at St Sebastian's Primary School to celebrate the Duchess’s Bookshelves project

Author Cressida Cowell launches her next book at St Sebastian's Primary School to celebrate the Duchess’s Bookshelves projectRead more

Beanstalk launches ‘Back to school’ appeal for volunteers to help deliver one-to-one reading support to children

As the new academic year begins, local literacy charity Beanstalk is calling for people to sign up to its 2017-18 intake of trained volunteers that will help children in primary schools across England become more confident readers.Read more

Beanstalk expands into Suffolk to help enable local children to read well

The national children’s literacy charity Beanstalk announced today it is expanding its operations into Suffolk to provide one-to-one support through trained volunteers to children who are falling behind with their reading.Read more