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.
Stoke 100 Reads
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Stoke Reads On
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Challenge for 0-5s
Read the first 25 books on the Stoke 100 Reads list and receive a free book to keep!See the book list