Isn’t this a great shot? I was grateful to be asked by BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, to visit some of the more disadvantaged schools in the UK, helping them bring the benefits of reading to those who need it the most.
In Leicester, less than 50% of pupils (including asylum seekers) across the city are ethnically white. There’s evidence that mixed schools boost positive attitudes between pupils of different ethnicities, meaning they’ll develop more empathy as adults. All year 7s got a copy of my book Chinglish, which I hope will help them get a better understanding too.