Literacy Champion celebrated with local volunteer award

17 Jun 2020
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A Literacy Champion in Scarborough has been recognised for her work on our Your Stories project. The project is part of Our Stories, our campaign to increase literacy levels across Whitby, Scarborough and Filey and is run in partnership with the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Diana has a background in theatre and education and has volunteered with our North Yorkshire Coast Hub for over a year. In April we got in touch to see if she’d be interested in a project to inspire young people across the North Yorkshire Coast during lockdown – and she has more than risen to the challenge!

Diana quickly got a stellar creative team on board who are all experts in story creation, and she has worked with them to produce six weeks of daily content to inspire young people to write their own stories. At the end of the project the author, illustrator and poet will take all the children’s submissions and compile them into one giant story.

Diana was nominated for Minster FM’s Daily Hero Award for her tireless work on the project, combining her passion for young people with her expertise in accessible arts.

You can listen to Diana’s interview on Minster FM here by selecting Tim Lichfield’s show on Tuesday 16 June and listening from 1 hour 34 minutes in.