'Project X has been created to meet the needs and interests of all children. However, there is a wealth of research showing that there are specific challenges involved in ensuring some boys become readers. Boys are more likely than girls to struggle with reading and to give up on independent reading. Boys are also far more likely than girls to under perform in writing. In the Rose Review of March 2006, Jim Rose identified: "urgent concerns about the generally weaker performance of boys than girls".
For these reasons Project X has been designed to include content and elements of teaching and learning practice which will particularly support boys while not disadvantaging girls.'