4 June 2018
For immediate release
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.