SIR – I am inviting primary schools in West Yorkshire and across the UK to get involved in Readability, an exciting new reading and fundraising resource developed by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

I know from my work on Blue Peter how important it is for children to use their imaginations and to think creatively, which is why we have put together an engaging, fun-packed resource on the theme of Space and Other Worlds for three to 11-year-olds.

Readability, supported by the financial services provider Foresters, has been created in partnership with teachers and librarians. Activities include reading, drawing and code-breaking, helping children with their reading skills, as well as raising awareness about disability and how it can impact on lives.

By taking part in Readability, local schools will benefit from retaining 50 per cent of the funds raised. The remainder will support Leonard Cheshire Disability’s work with disabled people in local services such as the Kenmore service on Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton.

To find out more, or to sign up to the scheme, visit

It’s really easy to take part in Readability. You can register your interest by e-mailing, or by calling 08450 552195.

Helen Skelton, Blue Peter presenter