Get Hastings Reading

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The National Literacy Trust and the Hastings Opportunity Area have established a Literacy Hub in Hastings, known locally as Get Hastings Reading.

Get Hastings Reading will help to develop a town of confident and ambitious young people with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

Over the course of the next ten years we will work in partnership with local schools, businesses and cultural organisations on a series of engaging events and opportunities that raise awareness of the importance of literacy and encourage the local community to help achieve this goal.

The Hub is part of the Opportunity Area programme launched by the government to improve social mobility and raise educational standards.

Become a Literacy Champion

We’re looking for volunteers across Hastings to champion literacy in their local communities. Anyone can be a Literacy Champion - you could be a parent, business professional, teacher, student, sports coach or just passionate about making a difference in Hastings.

Find out more.
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Hastings 100 Reads

We want to know what Hastings is reading!

To celebrate the launch of Get Hastings Reading, children and families across Hastings are invited to nominate their favourite children’s books to be published in a list of Hastings' top 100 reads.

Enter now.

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.