Our Connecting Stories campaign has officially launched in the North Yorkshire Coast.

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.

What's happening?

The Community Snake of the Dell has gone off on an adventure to escape the evil clutches of the Face Lord! In order to put him back together at the Dell in Eastfield you must solve the clues and leave a rock at your chosen location to help the Snake grow as long as possible so we can return him to his rightful home. Download the trail here, and chose your location: Filey, Scarborough or Whitby. Plus, we have two exciting activities for you to download and enjoy: a Nature Quest Walk and Talk trail and a secret Spy Mission!

The North Yorkshire Coast campaign is supported by publishers Usborne and Faber & Faber who have donated books up and down the coast. Authors Chloe Daykin and Jenny Pearson 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 the North Yorkshire Coast recently took part in a creative writing competition.

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


On May 10th at 10am, we called on the North Yorkshire Coast 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!

Hundreds of people from schools and businesses across the North Yorkshire Coast 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.