Pure Planet’s volunteers will deliver extra reading sessions to young people who have been identified as having low competency in literacy at Coniston Primary School in Patchway, Bristol. This will be in addition to the school’s normal curriculum learning.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many parts of society; children especially have lost many learning opportunities with schools being closed, and reading levels of many young people throughout the country have stalled. Reading Recovery, part of our Nascence Project, aims to link corporate volunteers with primary schools throughout Greater Bristol to deliver reading interventions to affected young people.

The Nascence Project is Bristol Sport Foundation’s unique business and community engagement programme which works in partnership with others to have the greatest social impact in the communities of Greater Bristol.

Richard Roberts, People Director at Pure Planet, said: “We’re delighted to be getting involved with Bristol Sport Foundation’s Reading Recovery programme. It delivers such crucial literacy interventions to those who need it most. With the pandemic having had such a detrimental effect on the learning capacity of young people throughout the country, it is now more important than ever to step in and try to ensure that these education inequalities do not grow deeper.”

Paul Glanville, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Bristol Sport Foundation said: “We are most grateful to Pure Planet for supporting our Reading Recovery programme. Pure Planet and Bristol Sport Foundation are united in their desire to engage and inspire our community, to make a positive difference to those often living in disadvantage. We are looking forward to working with Pure Planet’s volunteers, helping them to build meaningful relationships with the children over the coming weeks and to get the most out of this incredibly impactful programme.”

If you would like to find out more about our Nascence Project, please contact Paul Glanville.