About the Letterbox Club
The Letterbox Club is an award winning national programme managed by Booktrust, in partnership with the University of Leicester, which aims to provide enjoyable educational support for looked-after children
Surrey County Council subscribe to the Letterbox Club for every child in their care between the ages of seven and thirteen to receive a parcel of selected books, maths activities, stationery and other materials once every month for six months, from May to October. Each child participating in the programme receives the brightly coloured parcels directly, addressed to them at home, distributed through the Virtual School to help encourage and stimulate learning at home.
Recent research has found the following benefits of the programme:
The enjoyment of the child in receiving a series of personalised parcels
- An increased involvement of children in their own learning
- Gains in reading and number for many children