STUDENTS from All Saints will be watched by thousands of pupils to promote a reading and literacy campaign.
All Saints Catholic College has been selected to feature its pupils enjoying the benefits of reading as part of a promotional video for national charity Reading Matters.
Deputy Headteacher Stuart Cousins at All Saints said: "The students have been really positive to the national Reading Matters initiative and we were delighted when they were selected to appear in the DVD.
"We had filming in school last week and once edited it will be circulated nationally to promote the initiative."
The Reading Matters’ charities aim is support young people to reach their potential by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers .
They specialise in equipping adults and young people to offer one-to-one reading support.
The campaign comes as a study published by UNICEF placed the UK in 16th position in its league table of child well-being, which compared 29 developed countries.
Based on data collected up to 2010, the UK’s total score was lower than the Czech Republic, Portugal and Slovenia. Its lowest score was given for education.
UNICEF’s research found the UK had one of the highest rates of young people not in education, employment or training at 10 per cent of 15- to 19-year-olds, ranking the UK fourth from bottom on this measure.
The UK was also one of only three countries where teenage pregnancy had risen since UNICEF’s last child well-being study in 2007.
The report quoted Department for Education figures from January that showed government spending on young people’s services had fallen by £307.5m between 2010/11 and 2011/12 – a reduction of 26 per cent.
More information about the aims and services offered by Reading Matters can be found at www.readingmatters.org.uk