Monday, June 09, 2008
Booktime - June 2008 press release
"Booktrust has announced that over two million free books will be given to every reception-aged pupil and Year 7 pupil in England by Christmas 2008. The Booktime programme for reception-aged pupils (4-5 years old) and Booked Up programme for Year 7 pupils (aged 11-12), are both run by the independent national charity Booktrust, with the aim of encouraging reading for pleasure. The programmes are supported by the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) with an allocation of over GBP4m, making both programmes free to all participating schools"