“I began to realise that I missed working with children”

Beanstalk reading helper Marietta talks about rediscovering a love of working with children after her own left for university...Read more

“I suddenly worried about what I was going to do with my time”

When her own children left home to go to university, Amanda decided she wanted to go back to school to help other children become successful in the education and future lives...Read more

"The programme works brilliantly in the school and the results are inspiring"

Mark Seymour, Assistant Head Teacher at Longsands Academy, explains how the Reading Leaders programme works in his school...Read more

Back to school for everyone, even Mum!

"The idea that I can share my passion for books with Beanstalk children is very rewarding." With fond memories of reading with her own children who are now teenagers, Beanstalk reading helper Carrie found herself with a little more time on her hands; time she has chosen to give to Beanstalk to read with children in her local primary school.Read more

We must be there to help more children who struggle with reading

International Literacy Day is an important time to reflect on the important role of literacy in all our lives...Read more

Alpharat is coming to a town near you!

Author, Joe Hopkins, talks about his love of writing and why he chose Beanstalk as the charity to benefit from the sales of his bookRead more

Ginny Lunn, our CEO, reflects on how becoming a reading helper can help combat loneliness

Ginny Lunn, our CEO, reflects on how becoming a reading helper can help fill a void in people's lives where they might be suffering from loneliness, a bereavement or have lost confidence in getting out.Read more

Beanstalk is announced a finalist in the inaugural WCIT Charity IT awards

Beanstalk is announced a finalist in a new award recognising the impact of technology in the charity sector.Read more

Our #BeanstalkTop40 books take centre stage

Throughout the month of May we have been sharing our #BeanstalkTop40 starter pack books specifically chosen for our reading helpers to use with struggling and reluctant readers in their 1-2-1 sessions. Find out how our supporters have reacted!Read more

"The impact of the Beanstalk reading helpers is remarkable"

Mark Sheehan is Assistant Head and literacy lead at The Oaks Primary School in Birmingham. Mark has been working hard to create a reading for pleasure school and he has been using our Beanstalk reading helpers to facilitate that change.Read more