This November, why not join hundreds of thousands of would-be, and actual, novelists around the world participating in National Novel Writing Month? If, like many of us, you have always felt you’ve got a best-seller lurking somewhere inside, then this November could be the time to finally put pen to paper. The concept of National...Read More
Friday 24 September is FSC Friday. It’s an annual event organised by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to raise awareness of their work and what we can all do, at work or at home, to support it. This year’s theme ‘Save our forests. Save our climate.’ aims to highlight the FSC’s support for international climate...Read More
Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their impact on the environment, and the majority of UK consumers believe the recycling rate of paper isn’t very high. This low consumer awareness is worrying when paper is, in fact, one of the most recycled materials in the world with a recycling rate of 74%. A study, conducted...Read More
The National Literacy Trust and sustainable paper brand REY® have announced the delivery of 10,000 free literacy resource packs to Year 6 and Year 7 students across the UK. This forms part of the National Literacy Trust’s summer offer to support pupils as they transition from primary to secondary school. The REY activity packs are…
Could shifting from print to online learning be harming the education of the world’s students? As the developed world emerges from the pandemic and regains some sense of normality, the world of education is moving back to its previous ways of working. In the UK, younger children have been back at school for a while,...Read More
In a compelling report published this week, PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, affirms that students perform better when they read from printed materials rather than digital devices. This research sends a clear signal to parents and education providers that more must be done to safeguard reading in print for the future of education. Overall,...Read More
The 102nd annual Children’s Book Week takes place for two weeks of 2021. The first week takes place in Spring between May 3rd - 9th and the second in November, 8th - 14th. This year’s theme is Reading is a Superpower! Originating from the belief that children’s books and literacy are life changing, the Children’s...Read More
As the effects of environmental issues, such as global warming, become more evident each year, we have begun to reconsider our impact on the Earth and change our actions for the better. However, in our efforts to generate a greener world, misinformation can spread and create scepticism on what is and isn’t a sustainable resource....Read More
Whilst cleaning and getting organised can be great ways to brighten your mood and lift your spirits, it can also be beneficial to the environment if done correctly. A report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), revealed that British households create over 26 million tonnes of waste each year. In the battle...Read More
In an online poll by The Guardian, 79% of people said they preferred to read books in a traditional print form instead of reading an e-book. Though e-books have become a convenient way of reading in recent years, printed book still remains to be the number one choice for most. But why is this? After...Read More
Going back to school, college, or university after a long breakaway is hard at the best of times, let alone with the extended duration of the lock-down due to Covid-19. After a long time out of education, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of things. So we’ve put together 8 helpful...Read More
The National Literacy Trust have created some summer reading tips for families. They teamed up with Puffin to ask children about their reading during lock-down. Here are their 5 top tips to keep your children reading… Make time for reading Children said that time away from school and social activities during lockdown has given them…
Earlier this year, a school in Australia made a decision that went against a global trend that’s been building ever since the first technology was put in a classroom. The decision divided opinion amongst parents, some thinking it was bad for the children’s education, others thinking it was the right move. The only people that…
In recent years, technology has transformed many aspects of education and brought ingenious new methods of teaching which have offered students simple and effective study tools. Many have revolutionised the classroom, but nothing yet has come close to replacing the humble pen and paper.
A four-year project examining the results of 54 research studies with 170,000 people has concluded that print is vital for effective education.
A steady diet of digital content is turning us into a world of skim-readers, which is bad news for our brains.