At 10am on Tuesday 10 October, 32,000 children across the country took part in the National Literacy Trust’s #Take10ToRead challenge for World Mental Health Day. The campaign promotes the wellbeing benefits of reading for pleasure, encouraging everyone to give it a try for ten minutes.
Local schools tuned into digital storytelling events with authors and illustrators to celebrate words and the way they make us feel.
- Author Ziggy Hanaor and illustrator Ollie Silvester read their story, Rory Gory Fangface Needs A Kiss, for Key Stage 1. The duo discussed their heart-warming story about the power of affection to lighten up even the darkest of days.
- Broadcaster Susie Dent, author of Roots of Happiness: 100 Words for Joy and Hope showed Key Stage 2 classrooms just how wonderful words can be – and how they can be used to make the world a happier place.
- Aoife Dooley, creator of the graphic novel Frankie’s World series, explored speaking-up and standing out with Key Stage 3 pupils through her new book Finding My Voice.
Missed the events? Fear not, we’ve uploaded the recordings below for you to use throughout the year, helping your school or home pupils benefit from these brilliant #WorldMentalHealthDay resources.