Children registered with Canterbury Imagine will build up their own ‘library’, creating an excitement about books which will pay dividends for their whole lives, irrespective of the family’s income.
Research published by the Literacy Trust says: “… evidence is accumulating to show that book ownership has a strong influence on educational attainment irrespective of other factors.” (Clark, C and Poulton, L. (2011).Book ownership and its relation to reading enjoyment, attitudes, behaviour and attainment. London: National Literacy Trust.).
Our charity aims are:
To advance the early educational development of children in such areas of Bradford as the Trustees shall determine, in particular but not exclusively by:
1. Arranging for free books to be provided to children.
2. Assisting and supporting parents to read and enjoy books with their children; and
3. The provision of teaching and support in English for those who do not speak English as a first language.