What and How Kids Are Reading 2024

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Media Coverage of WKAR2024

 

Clippings of interviews: https://we.tl/t-NS2n7CSyZH

 

Link for broadcast recordings: https://we.tl/t-uFqjcWD8MD

 

Broadcast - national

  1. GB News tv – Keith’s interview live on air 6.15am
  2. LBC Radio – Keith’s interview live on air 9.20am
  3. Sky News Radio – pre-record syndicated to 100+ stations (syndicated to national stations LBC, Absolute Radio, Talk Radio, Magic FM, etc)

 

Broadcast – regional

  1. That's TV Scotland tv interview 13.6.24
  2. BBC Radio Oxford – interview live on air 7.20am
  3. BBC Radio Berkshire – interview live on air 7.35am
  4. BBC Wiltshire – pre-record
  5. Tay FM – Keith
  6. Marlow FM – pre record
  7. Siren FM – pre record
  8. WCR FM - pre record
  9. Greatest Hits Bucks, Beds and Herts – Victoria Hamilton-Reay, Head of English at Putteridge High School, interviewed for  afternoon bulletins.
  10. BBC Ulster Radio – 5.6.24 4pm
  11. London Livehttps://we.tl/t-qabZIX0pvh
  12. London TV:  Walthamstow school championing reading in face of national decline in the number of books read by pupils - London TV (london-tv.co.uk).

 

National

  1. Scottish Daily Mail – print clipping shared
  2. The Times : Reading age of pupils has fallen three years behind, report finds
  3. The Times Scotland: Reading age of pupils has fallen three years behind, report finds
  4. The Guardian - Children reading fewer, less challenging books, UK and Ireland study finds
  5. Irish Independent 5.6.24
  6. The Star: Children in Britain and Ireland are reading fewer books, research reports

 

Education trade

  1. Schools Week Instilling a joy of reading is key to closing the attainment gap
  2. Educate Magazine: Study of over 1.2 million students shows year-on-year decrease in reading - Educate magazine
  3. Teaching Times: What Kids Are Reading 2024 - TeachingTimes
  4. Schools Week  Instilling a joy of reading is key to closing the attainment gap
  5. Good EReader Report: Reading Declines for Children for First Time After Pandemic
  6. Times Now News: Reading Report 2024: Children Are Reading Less Challenging Books in Schools, According To Study Conducted in UK & Ireland |
  7. Headteacher Update: Headteacher Update - Writing habits 'at crisis point' warns National Literacy Trust (headteacher-update.com)
  8. SecEd: SecEd - Writing habits 'at crisis point' warns National Literacy Trust (sec-ed.co.uk)
  9. The Literary blog at the Complete Review:the Literary Saloon at the complete review - a literary weblog (complete-review.com)

 

Publishing trade

  1. Good EReader: Report: Reading Declines for Children for First Time After Pandemic
  2. The Bookseller Reading declines for children for first time after pandemic, report says
  3. Book Brunch: Children are reading less, reveals Renaissance annual report
  4. Books & Publishing: UK reports find children reading fewer books, writing less
  5. School Library Association: Study reveals children are reading less than last year (sla.org.uk)
  6. The Bookseller: Reading declines for children for first time after pandemic, report says

 

Regional print/online

  1. Belfast Newsletter: Northern Irish children are reading less, study shows
  2. Northern Ireland World: Major study reveals reading habits of Northern Irish pupils
  3. North Edinburgh News: Major study reveals reading habits of Scottish pupils – The NEN – North Edinburgh News
  4. Edinburgh News:​Like Scottish numeracy levels, Labour’s sums don’t add up - John McLellan (scotsman.com)
  5. MK Citizen: Milton Keynes school championing reading in face of national decline in number of books read by pupils
  6. Radio Jackie:It’s claimed secondary school pupils are reading at the same level as primary school students. – Radio Jackie
  7. Waltham Forest Echo: Walthamstow primary innovatively tackles national reading decline - Waltham Forest Echo
  8. Derry Journal, who have included a quote from our Northern Ireland case study, Aughnacloy Regional Primary School: Major study reveals reading habits of Northern Irish pupils (derryjournal.com)
  9. West Wales Chroniclehas covered the story online: https://www.westwaleschronicle.co.uk/blog/2024/06/04/major-study-reveals-reading-habits-of-welsh-pupils/
  10. Wales247: Major study reveals reading habits of Welsh pupils
  11. Nation CYMRU:Major study reveals decline in reading among Welsh children (nation.cymru)
  12. Portsmouth News 
  13. University of Dundee have also published an article on their website: Major study reveals reading habits of Scottish pupils | University of Dundee, UK
Period22 Jun 2024

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleWhat and How Kids Are Reading 2024
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/06/24
    DescriptionMedia coverage regarding this research report
    PersonsKeith Topping