The Guardian is reporting that Nicky Morgan has teamed up with David Walliams to announce plans to make Britain’s young people “the most literate in Europe”.
The plans include creating at least 200 new book clubs in primary schools across the country and ensuring every eight-year-old is enrolled at their local library.
Morgan said all children deserved the opportunity to “read, to read widely, and to read well” regardless of their background: “It’s a simple matter of social justice…”
Walliams said: “Books fire children’s imaginations like nothing else can. In a world of the constant distractions of television and computer games, it is more important than ever to encourage youngsters to read.”
The government plans will also involve providing funding to the Reading Agency charity to extend its Chatterbooks scheme, a network of children’s reading clubs…
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