For some children, the impact of school closures could last a lifetime. They were already struggling at school and didn’t have the support or resources at home to learn during lockdown. Without help, they’ll fall even further behind when they return to school in September.
This could hold them back for the rest of their lives, unless we act now.
We know that regular exercise has a positive impact on how well children do in school. Here at the National Literacy Trust, we use the power of sport to get children excited about reading and writing. That’s why we’re inviting you to take part in a sports challenge with a literary twist and raise money for children impacted by school closures.
You can help level the playing field
Take part in the #FitforLit Challenge from 17-23 August and help level the playing field for disadvantaged children.
- Take on a sporting challenge of your choice with a literary twist during challenge week!
- Upload your photos or video to social media using #FitforLit (don’t forget to tag @literacy_trust)
- Donate £3 (or ask friends and family for sponsorship)
- Nominate three friends to take on the challenge.
It’s easy, it’s fun, and it could change a child’s life story.
Every penny raised will help us level the playing field for disadvantaged children, by funding books, resources and programmes to help them catch up with they return to school.
Your challenge can be anything you like. Just make sure it’s safe and follows current social distancing guidelines.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Keepy uppies while reading a book
- Tell a short story while skipping
- Hold a yoga pose while balancing a book
- Listen to an audiobook and do a star jump every time the word “and” is said
- Complete some weight training with books (like Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall)
You can also download our fundraising pack to check out our top tips and ideas to help you boost your fundraising!