Our Stories: Whitby, Scarborough, Filey

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Our Stories brings people across Whitby, Scarborough and Filey together to champion literacy. An area-wide campaign inspires parents to share stories with their children every day, and community Literacy Champions promote the importance of reading, writing and talking.

Literacy Champions are local volunteers who want to make a difference in their area. The initiative tackles the North Yorkshire Coast’s literacy issues at a community level, empowering local people to improve the literacy of those around them.

Our Stories is supported by the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area.

Big Ideas By The Sea Festival

We've teamed up with Big Ideas By The Sea to programme a fantastic series of events for schools and the local community throughout May!

Check out the line up and get involved!

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Children's Mental Health Week

Our Stories Hub Manager, Helen Williams shares why reading is so important for children's mental health.

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Become a Literacy Champion!

Our Stories are looking for people in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey to become Literacy Champions in their local communities.

Literacy Champions want to help improve literacy in their community. You could be a parent, grandparent, business professional, teacher, student, retiree or anyone passionate about making a difference in their local area.

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Revolutionary Romans

The remains of a unique Roman villa have been found in Eastfield but we need to figure out exactly what happened; who lived there, and what it was used for. Get ready for an adventure like no other as we travel through time and bring the ancient past to life... don't forget to pack your thinking caps!

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  • Swindon families

    For families

    Fun activities and literacy tips for families on the North Yorkshire Coast.
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  • Our Stories NYC schools

    For schools

    We work with primary schools across the North Yorkshire Coast to improve literacy levels and promote a love of reading.
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  • NYC supporters

    For supporters

    There are lots of ways individuals and businesses can support our work on the North Yorkshire Coast.
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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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