Over the summer, 58 benches shaped like open books popped up at
venues across Manchester.
The BookBench project, which was part of the Read Manchester campaign from the National Literacy Trust and Manchester City Council, in partnership with Wild in Art, challenged children from local schools and community groups to decorate the sculptures with designs inspired by their favourite books.
Local families could download a map to follow the trail of BookBenches in locations across the city, including the Arndale Centre, the National Football Museum and Manchester Cathedral.
Children could also take part in a BookBench trail quiz, which questioned them on the appearance of the benches in seven central venues.
We received lots of quiz entries. The winners will receive book bundles made up of a selection of popular children’s titles all of which BookBenches were based on.
The books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, The Journey by Francesca Sanna, Mr Ordinary’s Prize by Emily Capstick and Adam Pryce and We Are All Born Free – an Amnesty International Story.
We’re pleased to announce that the winners are:
Well done to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoyed seeing the BookBenches.