MoneyGram strongly believes that “Readers are Leaders” and want to encourage primary school pupils to continue reading whilst at home to improve attainment and creativity.
According to National Literacy Trust, 57% of children and young people who engage in technology-based texts, such as blogs, enjoy reading and writing more and have more of a positive attitude towards writing. It is also found that technology based materials are the most frequently read, with almost two thirds of children and young people reading websites each week.
“We are delighted to be giving out these Kindle e-readers and school supplies to young pupils as we strongly believe this would help and contribute to their educational development. MoneyGram is not just in the business of sending money, but we are also interested in giving back to the community and supporting education in particular” said Oluwaseyi Oke – Marketing Exec. for MoneyGram.
The MoneyGram service is available at every UK Post office, Thomas Cook and anywhere you see the MoneyGram sign or online at moneygram.co.uk.
The kindle e-readers and stationery packs will be given to participating primary schools in September.
If would like to nominate a particular school to participate in the MoneyGram ‘Back to School’ campaign please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02071996380.