Recovering The Lost Boys of St. Helens

A campaign called BLUSH is trying to lift young males out of their shocking language delay. Kathryn Boothroyd and Julie Hoodless report.
Young boy with teacher learning language skills

‘The Lost Boys’ a report published by Save The Children in July 2016 highlighted that there isn’t a single location in England where boys are outperforming girls in early language skills, or even coming close. And the report stated that the gender gap is at its most extreme in St. Helens, where boys start primary school over 17 percentage points behind their female peers.

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