Year 6 primary school groups are invited to visit the campus on one of our pre-set Aspiration Raising Days. The days are designed to introduce the idea of higher education to Key Stage 2 pupils.
Aston University students act as guided readers and role models to pupils in Years 5 - 8 for an 10 week period during the spring term.
Taking direction from the classroom teacher, each Reading Star volunteer can support up to 6 pupils whose reading ability falls below national expectations.
The core aims of the programme are to:
- improve literacy and reading levels in lower ability students
- improve pupils attitudes towards reading – confidence, enjoyment, frequency
The Reading Stars programme would be particularly well suited to schools who allocate dedicated reading/literacy time into the school timetable.
Reading Stars is provided at no cost to schools.