Alexander Stafford, local Rother Valley MP, joins Sandi Toksvig & Stephen Fry in calling on parents to Turn on the Subtitles to improve literacy.
COVID has, unfortunately, meant that literacy levels for many children have gone backwards. This is a serious concern, but schools are working hard to remedy this, and they deserve our gratitude for this.
There are however simple measures we can all take to improve the situation. Alexander Stafford MP has teamed up with the campaign group Turn on The Subtitles.
The campaign has garnered much attention nationwide with celebrity backers including Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry, Sandi Toksvig, Phillip Schofield and Rachel Riley amongst those joining the call for more parents to embrace this idea.
Alexander Stafford MP has written to all schools in his constituency about this, encouraging them to pass this idea on to parents. More information and details on the research can be found at www.turnonthesubtitles.org
Commenting, Alexander said:
“The children in Rother Valley have always been at the top of my priority list; Turn on the Subtitles offers an easy and simple way to better their lives by improving their literacy.”