Sir Roger picked Winnie the Pooh as his
favourite children’s book and said: Reading opens up a whole new world – and
is vital for many other life skills.
It is crucial that young children are
encouraged to read – whatever their background.”
Save the Children and literacy charity
Beanstalk have launched the Born to Read programme to recruit volunteers to go
in to schools across the UK to help children who fall behind.
Justin Forsyth, Save the Children chief
executive, said We are delighted that Roger is supporting our campaign. No
child’s chances or future should be determined by their family’s background or
Sue Porto, Beanstalk
chief executive, said: Reading is key to a child’s future and underpins a
child’s chances of achieving at school and later in life.”