A leading literacy charity will target three-year-olds for the first time to stop them slipping behind before they even start school. Beanstalk, which has been sending reading volunteers into primary schools for 40 years, will now parachute them into nurseries to catch youngsters before they fall behind. The charity warned that very young children who have never picked up a book before can end up trailing those who were read to as babies by three months by the time they reach school.
Most three-year-olds would be desperate for as many presents as possible on their birthday. Elliott Livingstone, who had a heart transplant aged two, has asked for donations to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The boy — the face of the Evening Standard’s Give To GOSH campaign — will take part in his first fundraising run just before his fourth birthday. He will run the Royal Bank of Canada’s five-kilometre Race For The Kids with his parents Candace and Adrian in Hyde Park.
Girls at some of London’s top schools will be asked to track their emotions on a mobile phone app to help improve their mental health. Students at a group of all-girls’ schools will start rating their moods on an “emotional barometer”. It is part of a project to help them recognise and cope with their feelings and deal with stress and anxiety. All 26 schools belonging to the Girls’ Day School Trust have signed up to the scheme, which will officially launch next week.
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Selecting a term
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