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

LifeJackets kids collaborating

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. So far they include housing, refugees and now climate change.

We carry out our work by creating free resources for schools and youth clubs. We seek creative ways to ensure our resources are useful and relevant, while also being hopeful for children and teachers taking part.

Now available! Our free new resource for teachers on climate change and protecting the environment is available now. Designed for use with Key stage 2 to adults, it includes a challenging and hopeful reading and debating points that connect how we feel about our world, with ways we may need to change in future.

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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