Primary Outreach

Primary Outreach

Reading Stars - Undergraduate reading mentors for pupils in Years 5 - 9

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:  

  1. improve literacy and reading levels in lower ability students 
  2. 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.