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Letterbox Club Evaluation

Children improved their reading skills


Letterbox Club

A parcel by the Letterbox Club, © Booktrust

The Letterbox Club is a project managed by Booktrust in partnership with the University of Leicester. It focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 7 to 11 in foster care by providing them with a parcel of books, maths games and educational materials once a month for six months, addressed to them personally through the post. A study assessed the reading and literacy competencies of 316 children before and after joining the Letterbox Club. Within the project’s duration in 2007, the children improved their reading score by 3.44 on average, and in some cases accelerating their progress thus catching up with their peers.

In 2007, the DCSF funded an evaluation of the See also: Reading projects and campaigns by Booktrust