Monday, 15 September 2014
Message from The Sun: Get kids reading
Get all kids enjoying reading. This is the new message from The Sun newspaper which has teamed up with literary and entertainment stars to introduce a new weekly feature encouraging parents to read with children.
Specially written ten-minute stories from authors including David Walliams (Mr Stink), former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant) will be published in the Saturday editions of The Sun.
The Get Kids Reading campaign from The Sun is part of a wider Read On, Get On campaign with Save The Children that calls on the government, local organisations and parents to tackle illiteracy and get children reading. The campaign aims to raise literacy levels so every child born this year can read well by the time they are 11 in 2025.
The collaboration with Save The Children follows a report by the charity showing that Britain currently has one of the biggest literacy problems in Europe with one in six adults not being able to read to the standard set for 11-year olds.
The Sun bus is visiting schools giving away books throughout October and free children's e-books will be available to download for Sun+ members.