United Way Reading Oasis
Liverpool, almost half of children begin school with sub-standard
literacy and whilst
the performance of children in Liverpool schools has improved over
the last five years more needs to be done if we are to give all our
city's young people the start they deserve.
way we're tackling this is through our United Way Reading Oasis
programme, which will give primary schools everything they need to
create a dedicated library within their school. With an estimated
20% of all primary schools no longer having a library and 1 in 3
children not having a book of their own at home, the benefit of
having the space and unlimited access to books cannot be
Our aim is
for every primary school to have a United Way Reading Oasis,
equipped with books, shelves, beanbags and a rug, by 2025 but we
need your help. Each United Way Reading Oasis costs £10,000 and we
are looking for individuals, businesses and communities to 'adopt'
the schools that need it the most. You can adopt your own school,
ask your business to, or get team together to fundraise. With your
help we can introduce thousands of children to the joy of reading
and help them reach their full potential.
"From Better to Best: The Report of the Mayor of Liverpool's
Education Commission" July 2013
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