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25th April 2014 Sara Lock

Bookbuzz: developing young people's love of reading

By: Booktrust


This report evaluates the impact of Bookbuzz a project funded by the Booktrust. Launched in 2012, this programme provides a book for Year 7 students soon after their transition from primary to secondary school at a crucial time when formative attitudes towards reading develop.

Schools are encouraged to use Bookbuzz as an opportunity to:

  • focus on reading for pleasure; 
  • develop students’ abilities to choose books; and 
  • develop a whole school reading culture. 

Each Bookbuzz school receives:

  • a book and bookmark for every participating student to keep; 
  • a set of the Bookbuzz books for their school library; 
  • access to a website packed with a wealth of information and resources; and 
  • a kit to support whole school reading for pleasure including an extra staff set of the Bookbuzz books to support teachers as readers.
| Published:2014

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