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Barnardos Wizards of Words is a school-based intergenerational paired reading programme, focused on improving children’s overall reading achievement. Participants are children in 1st and 2nd class. Each child is matched with mature adult volunteer tutor, aged 55 or over. The trained volunteer will work with the child/children over an academic year, working with them on their literacy and helping to boost their confidence and self-esteem.