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Schools Birmingham

Our work in Birmingham is focused on secondary schools across the city where we work with teachers and organisations to help pupils explore the joy of storytelling. Below you will find a host of bespoke programmes, events and competitions. All are designed specifically to inspire young people to enjoy stories, read for pleasure, and think about their future.

The National Literacy Trust runs a lively calendar of literacy opportunities for schools in Birmingham.

These include:

  • Opportunities to collect free books (which we receive brand new in sporadic drops from our publisher partners, such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Emma Press and Hachette)
  • Author events - either touring schools in-person or online.
  • Sustained (5-10 week) literacy programmes – working on specific skills such as creative writing and employability.
  • Reading and writing competitions and challenges.
  • CPD opportunities linked to literacy practice.

The best way to keep up to date with our calendar is to join our weekly opportunities newsletter. Email with a brief introduction to yourself and your school to join.