Beanstalk

Beanstalk

6 Middle Street, London, EC1A 7JA, United Kingdom

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Beanstalk is a national children's literacy charity, providing one-to-one reading support to primary school children through trained volunteers.

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Mission Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Our vision is a nation of confident children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives.
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Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Our vision is a nation of confident children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives.

Beanstalk reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them their full attention and support to improve reading levels, increase overall confidence and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Each Beanstalk reading helper works with three children and sees each child for two 30 minute sessions a week, during term-time, for a whole year. Together, they read, play and talk. With Beanstalk's support the child's approach to learning and enjoying reading is often transformed.

We currently work in areas of deprivation in the North of England, Midlands, Greater London and Kent. We have over 80 staff and more than 2,100 volunteers, who support over 7,000 children a year, but there is still much more we can do. Our aim is to reach out to almost 18,000 children by 2017. We will do this by expanding our work in existing areas and starting to work in new areas of the UK.

Founded 1973
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