Read On Nottingham

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Read On Nottingham is a community-driven campaign from the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. It is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The campaign encompasses a range of programmes and activities to equip children and young people in Nottingham with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

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100 Reads

We've been asking the people of Nottingham to tell us which children's books they love the most!

Pupils at every primary school in the city and all residents young and old were invited to nominate their favourite children’s books. This has helped us to create a list of Nottingham’s top 100 Reads, which can be downloaded in the form of a special height chart.

Find out more, discover our teacher tips and download the Read On Nottingham 100 Reads height chart

Get involved

Read On Nottingham encourages businesses, schools and parents to play an important role in changing literacy attitudes and behaviours across the city.

  • Businesses

    Businesses have the resources, reach and local knowledge to make a real impact. Find out more about our local business promise.

  • Schools and nurseries

    To get involved in Read On Nottingham, contact our Nottingham Hub Manager Emily Landsborough.

  • Parents and carers

    For tips and advice to help you support your child’s literacy skills at all ages, visit Words for Life.


Latest news

Find out about the city's literacy news in our Read On Nottingham newsletter.

Download the Read On Nottingham newsletter - October 2019
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Read On Nottingham launch event

Read On Nottingham officially launched on Friday 20 April with a literacy-themed bus tour of local primary schools and early years settings, kindly supported by Nottingham City Transport.

The bus stopped at five locations where children aged between one and five climbed on board to enjoy a performance by local interactive music workshop providers Rainbow Stripes. Pupils were also be gifted a brand new book and a Read On Nottingham bookmark to take home. The bus then made its way to the Angear Visitor Centre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, where key partners met to celebrate the launch.

Find out more about the launch.

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