Inspiring Parents: Tong & Bowling

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We're inspiring families in Tong & Bowling to fall in love with reading! We want parents, grandparents, guardians and carers to get involved and champion reading in their family and community.



Create your own comic strip

Design your own comic strip story for the chance to win prizes!

We want children aged 7 to 11 at Tong and Bowling schools to get creative and design their own comic strip!

Find out more and download the competition sheet
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Become a Parent Champion

No-one is more important than parents and carers when it comes to your children’s education.

We are looking for parents and carers with links to primary schools in Tong & Bowling to run fun activities to help other parents to support their children. We will provide training, ongoing support and resources to help you.

Email us to get involved.

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Get involved

  • Parents and carers

    Tips and activities to help you support your child’s literacy skills at all ages.

    Visit Words for Life.

  • Schools and settings

    Contact us to find out how your school or setting can get involved.

    Email us.

  • Businesses

    Use your business’ resources, reach and local knowledge to make a real impact.

    Pledge your support.