Our Stories: Whitby, Scarborough, Filey

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The National Literacy Trust Hub on the North Yorkshire Coast is known locally as Our Stories.

Part of the opportunity area programme, a range of partners work together to improve literacy levels and promote reading, writing and talking.

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North Yorkshire Coast's 100 Reads

We're looking for the 100 most popular children's books on the North Yorkshire Coast. Schools and families in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey were asked for their three favourite books and the results are currently being compiled. Keep an eye out for the list which will be published this summer!

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Become a Literacy Champion

We’re looking for volunteers across the North Yorkshire Coast 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 your local area.

Find out more about the project.

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.