Join Pompey Pirates to help young people fall in love with reading and writing

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  • 06 October 2021
  • 2 min read
The Literacy Hub (otherwise known as Pompey Pirates) is looking for more volunteers to support our city’s young people after a successful first year.

Pompey Pirates is run by an education charity in partnership with the University and the City Council and will work to improve the reading, writing and confidence of children.

The hub is based in the Omega Centre in Somers Town and is decorated to resemble a ship which provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for the 75+ young pirates ranging from five to eight-years-old.

After the school closures that took place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their work has become even more crucial as the literacy gap between less advantaged children and their peers is likely to become even wider.

The hub is aiming to work with more schools this academic year so need more volunteers to help children across Portsmouth gain the literacy skills they need to thrive. You’ll contribute towards a unique, creative and adventurous learning environment that inspires young people from the least advantaged communities to improve their literacy skills.

Training is provided and more information can be found on their website.

Sign up via MyCareer or this Google Form to join their crew and help young people fall in love with reading and writing.