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Press release: LifeJackets launches 2018 reading challenge

4 June 2018
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Free school reading challenge launches to tackle problem of children coping with ‘home’ worries

The charity, LifeJackets, launches a free school pack today featuring a new reading challenge for children to improve their understanding of problems facing refugees and of not having a settled home.

Last year The Children’s Society reported 500,000* 10 to 17-year-olds were at risk of homelessness and Shelter estimates around 128,000 children are homeless**. To help address this problem, LifeJackets has chosen ‘home’ as the theme for its reading challenge. The goal is to help children cope with the consequence of not having a settled home and to give them a better understanding of others.

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