Spark is a programme for special schools designed to inspire a love of stories and books in children with additional needs.

Spark aims to:

  • enable practitioners to engage students with books and storytelling
  • engage students with books and storytelling
  • develop a love of books and stories amongst children with additional needs.

In Spark, we have included a range of resources to suit both primary and secondary aged children, depending on the needs of your pupils. We have included two books in the pack to support you to engage students and inspire a love of reading.

Please note that to be eligible for Spark, you must be a special school based in England.

Registration for Spark 2020-21 is now closed.

Spark books

This year's Spark books are A River by Marc Martin and Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli and Mariachiara Di Georgio.

Find out more about the books and download the resources

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