Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, has added his support to World Book Day’s latest campaign: Share a Story.
The local MP met with World Book Day representatives at an event in Parliament this week and discussed ways through which he could help to encourage more young people to read more regularly.
The Share a Story campaign calls on everyone – and particularly children – to read for at least ten minutes per day.
Amidst the growing use of social media, this latest literary drive is also geared towards helping people rediscover literature who may have otherwise stopped reading recently.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“Spending just ten minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can have a real impact on their wellbeing and personal development. I’m delighted to back this campaign and it’s been fantastic to see so many schools and young people getting involved with World Book Day this year!
“Many of us are guilty of spending far too much time on social media. I will certainly be putting down my phone for ten minutes whenever I can to pick up a good book – you can’t beat it!”