State school children miss out on author visits, NLT report reveals

State school children miss out on author visits, NLT report reveals

Writers say a lack of funding and cuts to libraries mean children from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out when it comes to school visits, after a new report shows that independent schools are far more likely to have welcomed an author in the past year than state schools. 

Around twice as many children and young people attending independent schools (54.7%) reported having had a writer visit than children and young people attending other schools, according to the report, released today (Wednesday 26th June) from the National Literacy Trust (NLT). 

Children who experienced a writer vi...

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