Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education' - Telegraph

Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education' - Telegraph:

Children in England will be encouraged to take part in a national reading competition, according to the Department for Education.

Nick Gibb, the School Minister, said that reading books for just half an hour a day could be worth up to 12 months’ extra schooling by the age of 15.

Today, the Department for Education will unveil plans for a national reading competition for children in the last three years of primary education and the first year of secondary school.


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