Last Wednesday 20 April, Get Suffolk Reading officially launched its activity in Lowestoft, with a storytelling trail around the town centre.
Over 200 families took part in the event, which saw eight storytellers read a range of children’s stories throughout the day. All attendees received a goodie bag and free book of their choice from the Get Suffolk Reading marquee after hearing the tales. Over 300 books were gifted to members of the public on the day!
One Lowestoft Literacy Champion said: “It was a pleasure. Feedback from people was really good. They loved it. The children loved the story tellers. There were quite a few asking when the next one is and several said they spent 1 or 2 hours with the children wanting to listen to stories. I personally thought it was a perfect launch on a perfect day.”
A second volunteer who read stories at the event said: “I wasn’t sure what to expect from the event actually. But I have to say, it was really brilliant. I had a fantastic time. Such a good idea for families and they all seemed to really engage with it. So thanks so much for letting me be part of that.”
A parent who attended with their family in fancy dress said: “We have loved the event today, we have seen more people in town than usual and recognising other families from school!”
Thank you to everyone who got involved with the event, including:
- Lowestoft Vision
- Books and Prints
- Suffolk Mind
- Funny Farm
- ToyJoy Oasis
- Mattie and Mimi
- OneLife Suffolk
- Water Lane Leisure Centre
- Lowestoft Library
- Magnus PR
- Pleasurewood Hills
- Bookworms East
This event marks the launch of the third and final target area of the Get Suffolk Reading campaign. If you would like to volunteer as a Literacy Champion and help support our work in the area, please contact Lowestoft Project Manager, Sally Connick on firstname.lastname@example.org.