Changing the Story

Changing the Story: A Reading Programme created by Hachette UK and the National Literacy Trust

About the programme

In 2021, Hachette UK and the National Literacy Trust launched an important reading and literacy initiative: the Changing the Story Programme. Through this partnership, more than 22,000 books from the Reading Planet scheme and Hachette Children’s Group were distributed in 25 primary schools.

Our aim was to support the most disadvantaged children and schools in improving their early reading skills and developing a lifelong love of reading.  During academic year 2021-2022, groups of children from across the schools participated in regular reading sessions using the donated books. They were then then assessed using our PiRA tests.

We're thrilled to now share the results of the programme in the Evaluation Report. Click below to read the report! 

Changing the Story Evaluation Report

Changing the Story Evaluation Report

Learn about the impact of the programme in this summary report.

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About Reading Planet

Reading Planet is a whole-school reading scheme from Rising Stars. We work with authors, experts, partners and schools to create books that all children will truly enjoy to read.

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About Hachette Children's Group

Hachette Children’s Group creates bestselling and award-winning books for children by diverse authors and illustrators including Cressida Cowell, Kes Gray and Lauren Child.

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