Our purpose is to help children understand today’s big questions through stories and poems.

LifeJackets kids collaborating

Every day we make choices that affect the people around us. Our vision is to help young people make these choices in an ethical way.

To bring this about, we run reading challenges, and ‘book club’ style discussions. Our activities are run by schools and clubs for children aged 7-11.

We choose books and poems with different themes. Young people tell us that they are concerned about the same big issues that adults are, so our themes are significant. Our first theme is ‘Home’.  The challenge is open to schools and youth organisations in England, from 4th June 2018 till 31 May 2019. Register to enter the challenge and receive your pack.

Take a look at our 2016-17 annual report or visit our Take part page and find out more about what we do:

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