Charity overjoyed at success of literacy scheme

The number of schools involved with the KM Charity Team’s literacy initiative, Buster’s Book Club, will double this academic year.

Buster's Book Club LogoLast year 35 schools used the scheme and this has now doubled to 70 which means more than 20,000 children and families will be using the successful home reading initiative in 2017.

The initiative uses a unique triple challenge to engage children and families to read more – a weekly reading class of the week award, a monthly inter-school challenge offering leisure attraction vouchers as prizes, and an annual collaborative attempt to turn participating children into reading millionaires if they collectively read more than one million minutes of reading.

Simon Dolby said: “The explosion in interest has been fantastic for the team developing the Buster’s Book Club initiative. We are achieving a very high percentage of schools renewing and attracting a large number of new sign-ups, which is great news.”

Schools have just two weeks left to sign up with the deadline set at 18 December. Find out more at

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