Reading aloud to children is one of the most important ways to encourage a love of reading. Farshore books, a leading children’s book publisher, is inviting schools to apply for a research trial aimed at measuring the impact of daily story time on children in KS2. The trial, which runs across the Spring 2023 term, requires teachers in Y3, 4 and 5 to read aloud to their children every day for 20 minutes, simply for enjoyment. In return, each school which takes part will be gifted 200 high quality children’s books, worth £1,500. Applications now closed.