You and Yours broadcast the first interview with Eric Midwinter in 1981 which kicked off the whole U3A movement. This episode revisits the U3A as it celebrates the founding of the 1000th Group. The interview is at the end of the broadcast starting at 33 minutes or thereabouts. A clip has been taken of that and is available.
Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a primary school? The reading charity Schoolreaders is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.
Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English.
Schoolreaders is flexible and matches your availability to the closest local school needing this help. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.
Please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.