LEBPN | primary projects

Reading & Number Partners

The Schemes aim to raise the literacy or numeracy skills of children aged between 5 and 11.  All volunteers receive an induction session where the programme is explained.

Volunteers then spend from half an hour per week in the school, over a school term.


How can you help?



  • Helping a student with one-to-one reading and discussing books
  • Playing games involving literacy or;
  • Playing maths games as an enjoyable experience

Benefits to students: 

  • Improves reading or numeracy level
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem
  • Provides regular one-to-one attention from interested and committed adults
  • Helps to raise career aspirations by exposure to positive role models from the world of work

Benefits to employee volunteers:

  • Explore new situations and challenges and learn new skills
  • A chance to give back to the community and watch a child learn and grow in confidence
  • Have some fun and a break during your work day
  • An opportunity for team building with work colleagues