Letterbox Club in Scotland was launched in April 2014 following a Letterbox Club pilot in 2013 for 150 looked after children in P3 and P5 in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Aberdeenshire and Highlands. The pilot was funded by the Barcapel Foundation and evaluated by the University of Edinburgh.
Perth & Kinross Council's Lifelong Learning Convenor, Councillor Liz Grant said:
'Encouraging youngsters to enjoy reading introduces them to a lifelong pleasure. It also plays an important part in raising their attainment, which we as a council have made a key priority.
It is particularly vital that the attainment and achievement of looked-after youngsters is raised and so the Letterbox Club is a fantastic addition to the other work we are doing to help ensure children and young people in our care have better life chances.'
Letterbox Club Scotland Evaluation 2013
The evaluation of the impact of the Letterbox Club in Scotland consists of a number of case study interviews with some of the children and foster carers that participated in the 2013 pilot.
Authors Dr. Moira Leslie and Dr. Andy Hancock, University of Edinburgh
View a short film about Letterbox Club in Scotland