Reading in Schools Consortium – Bristol City Council
Posted on 27th January, 2021
Bristol applied to broaden and scale its Volunteering in Primary Schools Initiative Boosting Reading @Primary (BRP). The aim was to scale a tested intervention to keep children ‘up to speed’ with reading by the end of Key Stage Two. The proposal identified that Bristol Reading in Schools Consortium (BRISC) would also expand the less formal volunteering opportunities through the Reading Buddies programme, which does not require intensive training. To support this, Bristol City Council launched the Social Action Plan, which includes a Mayoral call to action and supports the project. The project aims to mobilise 300 volunteers (75% new volunteers) and reach 1,000 primary school children.