The National Literacy Trust Hub in Hastings joined local families today at St Leonards Festival to inspire families to get reading and writing every day.
Our Hastings Literacy Hub has teamed up with partner and festival organiser 18 Hours to support locals to engage with literacy.
The team met with children and parents, chatting to them about the importance of reading and writing, and giving out up to 1,000 free children's books!
Children are being encouraged to fill in an activity sheet to get them thinking and writing about the world around them. All they need to do is think of three things that they could do at school or at home to help the environment and write or draw them on the world image!
If families return their sheet to the Hastings Literacy Hub stand at the festival they will receive a FREE book to take home*, and have the chance to win more books by entering the Hub's prize draw.**
Families can also download the activity to fill in at home - download activity sheet here
"We are delighted to be joining families at St Leonards Festival today! We love gifting books to local children as we know that, for a child, owning your own books is a key indicator of enjoying reading and having strong literacy skills. We'd like to say a huge thank you to 18 Hours for helping us to inspire more children to find a life-long love of reading."Alison Sleet, Hastings Literacy Hub Manager
*Terms and conditions apply. Book gifting is restricted to the opening hours and location of the St Leonards Festival. Free books are available as one book per child and while stocks last.
**Terms and conditions apply. We will always treat your personal details with the utmost care and confidentiality and we will never sell them to or share them with any other companies. The prize draw winner will be drawn at random and will receive a bundle of children’s books. We will email the lucky winner on Monday 11th July. If we do not hear from you by Friday 15th July, we will draw another winner.