Get Blackpool Reading


Get Blackpool Reading is a community-driven campaign led by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Opportunity Area.

Get Blackpool Reading works with local partners, schools and businesses to promote reading for pleasure among children and families. We help them prioritise literacy in their lives and give them the skills they need to succeed.

We also help parents in Blackpool to become more confident in supporting their children's literacy, through a Literacy Champions project and school gates volunteering.

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    For families

    Help support your child as they grow with our activities and useful things to download.
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    For schools

    Get Blackpool Reading supports schools to make literacy improvement a priority and encourage pupils to read for pleasure.
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    For supporters

    We rely on the generous support of local individuals, communities and businesses to continue the work of Get Blackpool Reading.
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Connecting Stories

Our new initiative with an exciting calendar of events, funded by Arts Council England to inspire children to tell their stories.

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Enter our Blackpool Summer Stories Competition!

Tell us a story inspired by a day in your summer holidays for a chance to win a book voucher and a goody bag full of books from Get Blackpool Reading!

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