Whilst watching Daybreak on ITV1 this morning I was heartened by their appeal , which was launched yesterday, to Get Britain Reading. According to the World Literacy Foundation and the National Literacy Trust thousands of kids are leaving school without adequate reading skills. One in three children, between the age of 7 and 16 years old, does not own a book and over six million adults in Britain cannot read properly.
As part of their campaign Daybreak are asking us to pledge to read for 10 minutes every day either to ourselves or to our children and to donate good quality children's books to be given to the charities: Booktrust, Dyslexia Action & the Salvation Army. Daybreak bins will be located in 50 branches of Waterstones and 100 Morrisons supermarkets around the UK.
It's a great idea - jaffa and I will be making our pledge to Get Britain Reading.