Bookmark Reading Charity
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
LocationCharles House5-11 Regent Street St. JamesLondon, SW1Y 4LRUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Here at Bookmark we have a very simple mission: We want every child to read. IN AN AVERAGE CLASS, 8 CHILDREN LEAVE PRIMARY SCHOOL UNABLE TO READ WELL. These children often struggle in school, and beyond. Reading isn’t just about books. It’s about reading a road sign, a safety manual, a birthday card. It’s understanding a job application or an important letter from your bank. We give children the reading skills and confidence they need for a fair chance in life, through our flexible volunteer-led programme. For the children who need us, we’re changing their story.
Bookmark was formed in 2018 and quickly began face-to-face reading programmes with partner schools in London. In response to Covid-19 we developed an online programme using a secure online platform "Bramble" to deliver 1:1, volunteer led reading sessions to children who are at risk of not meeting the expected standard of reading in their year.
In 2022, Bookmark works with over 150 Primary Schools in England and Wales, delivering reading programmes both online and face-to-face. We also assist schools by providing access to grants and literacy resources.