2016: In Review

We’re very pleased to say that MagAid has taken another step forward this year. Our partnership with the National Literacy Trust, where MagAid projects are delivered under as part of the Young Readers Programme, has been expanded further across Britain.

As many as 300 children from 10 schools in England, Scotland, and Wales have benefited from the programme, and we are really grateful to all of the teaching staff involved. We would also like to thank the Editors from PPA member-companies Egmont, Immediate Media, and Signature who gave up their time to go into local schools and talk about how great magazines are in supporting literacy. These projects have been hugely successful and impactful:

  • 93.1% of teaching staff said their pupils’ enjoyment of reading increased as a result
  • 92.1% noticed a positive change in their pupils’ reading attainment after the programme

We are in discussion with our colleagues at the NLT about developing MagAid further for 2017, with updates now provided via the PPA website.

Finally, we would like to say our now annual ‘Thank You’ from everyone involved in MagAid to Anne Jordan and the team at Signature Publishing, who will again be making a donation to the charity in lieu of sending Christmas cards. It is a really kind gesture and we are very grateful to Signature for their support of this important cause – one which we know is close to their heart as a company.

Here’s to another successful year in 2017!