Stoke Reads

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The National Literacy Hub in Stoke-on-Trent is known as Stoke Reads. It brings together partners across the city to promote reading and boost literacy levels.

Stoke Reads inspires the city to enjoy reading and helps parents to support their children’s literacy skills. Schools are delivering innovative literacy projects and businesses have the opportunity to play an important role in raising literacy levels.

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Stoke Reads BookBench project

We are bringing BookBench sculptures to Stoke-on-Trent in spring 2019 to celebrate the city’s love of reading

The BookBenches will be decorated by schools and community groups across the city with designs inspired by books and reading. Once the benches are completed, they will be installed at cultural and leisure venues across the city as part of a BookBench trail.

Schools will need to buy a BookBench to take part in the project, which most will achieve through fundraising. They money raised will be matched by local businesses, which will fund the logistics and management of the project.

Teachers will also be able to take part in Reading for Pleasure CPD training to support the project, which teaches them how to encourage a culture of reading among their pupils.

Find out more about the project in our BookBench brochure.

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Get involved

  • Parents

    You can support your child's reading at all ages.

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  • Schools and settings

    Find out how your school or setting can get involved in Stoke Reads.

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  • Business

    Use your business’ resources, reach and local knowledge to make a real impact.

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