If every child left primary school with the reading skills they needed, our economy could expand by over £32.1 billion by  2025. 

This eye opening fact has left me flabbergasted but perhaps I should not be surprised. I have been on a steep learning curve whilst at Oxfordshire Community Foundation into the social issues locally and nationally. The importance of early years, home learning and of course the joy and countless benefits of reading are clear. 

This recent blog by the CEO of the Literacy Trust brings together numerous similar thoughts around the impact of the pandemic - how it has widened the disadvantaged gap, how we should all play our part and work together more, how important society and community is.