Literacy Mentoring

Volunteer as a Children’s Literacy Mentor

The Caledonian Club is GCU’s multi-award-winning widening participation and community engagement initiative, working across our local communities in Glasgow and London.

In order to tackle below average progression rates into Higher Education, the Caledonian Club challenges perceived barriers to progression, raising aspirations and creating positive and rewarding experiences within a higher education setting. The Club works with pupils, from nursery through to secondary, as well as parents and grandparents, many of whom are faced with challenges preventing them from achieving their true potential. 

In 2015, the Club launched the Literacy Programme in our partner primary schools in Glasgow with the aim of creating a love of reading and storytelling.  Working with P2 pupils to help improve literacy skills, as well as building confidence and enjoyment in reading, the Programme has been delivered with the support our passionate, trained volunteers comprised of GCU students and alumni.

So far, over 20 alumni have volunteered as literacy mentors, many of whom have returned year after year to make a difference to multiple children.

Since its launch, the Literacy Programme has worked with almost 250 pupils on paired reading and phonics.

The Club hope to run the programme again in 2022. If you would like to register your interest, please use the link below, and we will be in touch with more information in early 2022. Thank you so much for your support.

Register your interest in our Literacy Mentoring Programme