More than 100,000 children each year get to the end of their first year at school with such reading difficulties that, at the age of 7, they have lost virtually any chance of succeeding at school and acquiring basic knowledge. With this in mind, the Coup de Pouce association acts in partnership with towns and the French Department of Education to prevent early school failure in reading and writing, and social exclusion as a result of it, through spin-off reading clubs called Coup de Pouce Clé (Clubs de lecture et d’écriture).
I like going to the club to read, play reading games, listen to stories, write, and make up my own stories and poems. After that, it’s easier for me at school. I’m also learning lots of things, I’m getting better at reading and writing, and I’m not scared to talk any more.
Coup de Pouce Clé club