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Beanstalk charity

Beanstalk provides one-to-one support to children struggling with their reading ability and confidence.

If you're interested in volunteering your time please go to www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk and find out if we're in your area.

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Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Our vision is a nation of confident children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives.

Beanstalk reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them consistent support to improve reading levels, increase overall confidence and help them gain the vital literacy skills they need to succeed in education, training and employment.

Each Beanstalk reading helper works with three children and sees each child for two 30 minute sessions a week, during term-time, for a whole year. Together, they read, play and talk. With Beanstalk's support the child's approach to learning and enjoying reading is often transformed.

We currently work in areas of deprivation across the country. We have over 100 staff and more than 3,100 volunteers, who support over 11,000 children a year, but there is still much more we can do. Our aim is to reach out to 30,000 children by 2021.