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Book Clubs in Schools
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.

Book Clubs in Schools (BCiS) takes the normal book club model and makes it suitable for schools. Book Clubbers read the same book, then discuss it in small weekly book clubs held during school time, facilitated by Book Club Leaders, who are older pupils.

Leaders receive training to help them lead a positive, constructive discussion where younger pupils can learn to formulate coherent critical thoughts, express diverging opinions and learn to argue and disagree with each other calmly and respectfully.

Leader training is supported by BCiS training manuals and bespoke discussion questions and activities.

BCiS give young people the opportunity to read for pleasure and develop character, communication and social skills.

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