The Children in Need project has worked with over 120 children and young people from September 2018 to June 2019.  Verbal’s Psychology team completed questionnaires with the children and young people both before, and after completing the Reading Rooms. 

They then studied these evaluations and found the following results.

Children who participated in Reading Rooms showed significant improvements in the following areas: 

  • Mental well-being
  • Attitudes towards recreational aspects of reading 
  • Attitudes towards academic aspects of reading 
  • Overall attitudes towards reading 

Commenting on the findings, Verbal’s Psychology Manager Joseph Morning said: “These results really highlight the positive impact that Reading Rooms have had for children and young people taking part in the project. I am already looking forward to next year’s results.”

The Children In Need project manager added that she was ‘delighted’ with the results and was ‘very proud’ of all the children who participated in Reading Rooms.  She also said that she was ‘extremely grateful’ to the volunteers who delivered the Reading Rooms programme to the children and young people throughout the year.