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School funding is being cut - there's little doubt about that.  Funding changes and increased costs mean schools in Reading have less mo...

23 Dec 2010

Bye bye Bookstart

I was so sad to read that this Tory Government withdrawal of funding is going to end Bookstart.  You can read the article here.  All children should be able to benefit from the delights of books from the first few months of their lives and Bookstart was an excellent way to ensure all children had the opportunity.  My eldest son thoroughly enjoyed his free books and now it's seems his baby brother may not be as fortunate.  My boys are lucky to have a house full of books but many other children are not in this position - just another attack on the less privileged and the very children who need the encouragement Bookstart provided.

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