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Bradford’s landmarks celebrated through free walk and talk trail quiz activity sheet to support literacy

26 Oct 2015

Families are being encouraged to visit Bradford’s best known landmarks as part of a quiz which aims to improve children’s literacy. The Bradford Literacy Campaign has teamed up with the National Media Museum and Bradford Libraries to launch a fun literacy activity for families called the Bradford walk and talk trail quiz which celebrates the city’s architecture and culture by quizzing families during a day out in the city. 

National  Media MuseumThe quiz sheet features questions on some of Bradford’s favourite gems including the iconic Bradford Alhambra, the fascinating National Media Museum and the beautiful Waterstones Bradford Wool Exchange which are designed to spark conversation whilst families are walking around the city centre together. The quiz also includes Bradford’s fantastic City Library to encourage families to join. Families who hand in their completed quizzes to City Library or their local library have the chance of winning a stack of books from Walker Books. 

The Bradfordtalk and walk trail quiz sheets are available in the National Media Museum and Bradford’s City Library. A PDF can also be downloaded to print here. 

Imran Hafeez, Manager of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with the National Media Museum and Bradford Libraries on this fantastic activity for supporting children’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Museums and libraries are a vital part of children’s education and we hope that the quiz will encourage more families to visit the National Media Museum and join their local library.

Questions on Bradford city centre’s amazing architecture and culture  provide inspiration for conversations on family days out which will help develop children’s communication skills. We hope families will enjoy spotting  details and learning more about their city in this fun new way.” 

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Education, Skills and Culture, said:

"I welcome this initiative to support our ambition to improve levels of literacy.  Not only does it inspire families with young children to read together but it also enhances knowledge of our home city, generating pride in our heritage."

Antonio Benitez, Partnerships and Learning Projects Manager at the National Media Museum, said:

"It’s a pleasure for the National Media Museum to be involved in creating the Bradford walk and talk quiz, and I hope this campaign helps to promote literacy, as well as a few fascinating facts about some of the wonderful locations Bradford city centre has to offer.”

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