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Fun literacy activity gets families talking about Peterborough

17 Aug 2015

Peterborough Central Library

More than 12 families from four Barnardo’s children’s centres in Peterborough set off on the Peterborough Literacy Campaign’s Peterborough walk and talk trail quiz.

Central library 1Parents and children were led by children’s centre staff on a  tour of the city’s landmarks including Peterborough Cathedral, Queensgate Shopping Centre and Peterborough Museum. Families enjoyed answering questions together on architectural features, historical facts and which details they liked most about the buildings and why.

The final  location on the trail is Peterborough Central Library, where families were rewarded for completing the walk with a storytelling session of No Room for Baby Roo.

Ania Bailey took part in the walk and talk trail quiz with her  one-year-old son, Adam. She said:

“The walk was very enjoyable for children and adults and it gave us the chance to go to places we don’t normally visit. It was great to work as a team with other mums and children.”

Developed in partnership with Peterborough’s cultural services, Vivacity, the quiz sheet features questions on some of Peterborough’s favourite attractions including Peterborough Cathedral, Queensgate Shopping Centre and Peterborough Museum for families to answer together while they are walking around the city.

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