The pair – an unlikely combination if ever there was one – joined forces to promote a literary project for young children. The Guardian reports that ‘the Mayor of London and the Mysterious Girl singer took turns to read passages from Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo to a group of schoolchildren at the launch of the scheme, run by the National Literacy Trust.’
Boris said: “said: “This is incredibly important because we are trying to encourage volunteers to come and help parents to get the confidence they need to read to their kids. The difference needs to be made at a very early stage in their lives. Once you’ve cracked reading at an early age then you’ll never look back, but if you don’t get it then it’s very hard to recover. That’s why it’s very important to crack it early on.”
And, in ‘The Pope’s a Catholic’ news, Andre commented: “Reading to your children is very important.”
Bozza hopes to encourage parents to read to their children on a regular basis and will try to sign up 500 volunteers from across the capital to work with more than 2,000 families in the city.