Our Connecting Stories campaign has officially launched in Doncaster. Connecting Stories is an Arts Council England-funded project addressing the literacy attainment gap across our 14 Hub areas and increases children and young people’s access to literary experiences and books in communities most in need of support.

We have plenty of exciting activities for you to download and enjoy this summer! Download the Sandall Beat Fairy Tale Police trail and find the 18 fairy tale villains hidden in the woods, or enjoy: a Nature Quest Walk and Talk trail and a secret Spy Mission!

The Doncaster campaign is supported by publisher Macmillan who have donated books all over the town. Authors Bethan Woollvin and Cat Weldon are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the local area.

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Previously in Connecting Stories...


Children and young people across Doncaster recently took part in a creative writing competition.

The amazing work submitted was displayed in an online exhibition in partnership with the CAST Theatre throughout May and June. Each entrant also received a copy of their work published in the Doncaster Stories anthology.


On May 10th at 10am, we called on the people of Doncaster to Take 10 and read. Our research has shown us that reading can be an effective way of helping people take care of their mental health and wellbeing – and it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits!

Over 4000 people from schools and businesses in Peterborough took part in the challenge. Children also enjoyed a virtual event with author Anthony Horowitz who encouraged children to follow their passions, and read every morning.

100,000 people across the UK took part in the challenge.