Boys to champion reading

<p>A new schools-based scheme to encourage boys to read has been launched by the National Reading Campaign. Some 60 schools have already signed up to the initiative, ready to start in the autumn term.
The scheme will also be piloted in prisons and possibly the armed services. It is based on the Reading Champions programme, which was set up five years ago to provide positive male reading models for boys. Sports stars and other celebrities were signed up.
The new framework encourages boys to become "reading champions" themselves by promoting books and reading in their school.
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