Kids meet their reading mentors again

PUBLISHED: 16:06 07 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:31 05 October 2010

SCHOOLGIRLS from London’s East End had a reunion with their mentors who helped them to read when they visited insurance brokers in the City to get their certificates for completing the Lloyd’s community reading programme

SCHOOLGIRLS from London's East End had a reunion with their mentors who helped them to read.

The seniors from Whitechapel's Mulberry Secondary visited the offices of Lockton international

Insurance in the City to get their certificates to confirm they had completed the Lloyd's community reading programme.

Around 400 workers from Lloyd's insurance market volunteer as mentors every year to children in deprived areas like Tower Hamlets, helping children with literacy and numeracy skills for half-an-hour a week or fortnight.

The Lloyds programme began exactly 20 years ago at Daneford Secondary, now Bethnal Green Technical College, where City workers came forward to help youngsters with their reading.

It has since spread throughout East London and similar schemes are operating up and down the country.

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