Can you help to Get Norfolk Reading? - Charity appeals for new volunteers
PUBLISHED: 18:26 24 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:26 24 June 2017
A reading scheme setup to help improve the reading ability of young children in the county is appealing for more volunteers.
The Get Norfolk Reading campaign run by national charity Beanstalk, places trained reading helpers in primary schools to help improve the standards of reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
It has proven so popular in schools that the charity is now seeking more volunteers. They are primarily looking for people in Dereham and Watton but they are accepting volunteers for anywhere in Norfolk.
The scheme was launched as after the Department of Education found the reading ability of pupils in the county is below the national average. Norfolk currently ranks 119th out of 152 local authority areas in England for the expected standard of reading, writing and maths at key stage 2.
To volunteer visit the campaign website at getnorfolkreading.co.uk.