If The Shoe Fits!

I just can’t even… what is happening!?

Leon's Library Blog

There’s been a bit of a Twitter storm over Government plans, partnering with the National Literacy Trust, to encourage language development and literacy using, of all places, Clarks shoe shops, with staff apparently being “…asked to engage children in conversation to improve language skills, as part of a government attempt to tackle “concerning” rates of early literacy.”

Now, as always, this is not the full story and is in fact part of a wider government initiative to involve businesses to support children’s early learning in the home environment, which includes bookswaps in supermarkets as well as special training for staff in shoe shops.

The inclusion of Clarks, KPMG, and Penguin Random House in the partnership with the NLT seems a perfectly natural fit (pun intended!) given that they all have links with the NLT Board of Trustees. Whether KMPG and Clarks are appropriate organisations to support such a scheme…

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Thing No. 11

I have fallen way behind in the past few weeks but I have some very valid excuses. I’ve just finished my graduate traineeship and I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my GT project which has turned into a mammoth 15,000 word write up.

I’m going to do a seperate post on my project because there is a lot to talk about. The project was on the topic of social media so it is relevant to rudai 23 as well.

I’m also going on holiday in a few days so I am going to get back to it when I return. I’m in the swing of doing work now in preparation for my course starting so I’m not worried that I’m behind. I’ll easily be able to catch up when I’ve had a well deserved break 🙂