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Peterborough’s landmarks celebrated through free walk and talk trail quiz competition to support literacy

03 Jul 2015

Families are being encouraged to visit Peterborough’s best known landmarks as part of a quiz which aims to improve children’s literacy. The Peterborough Literacy Campaign has teamed up with Peterborough’s cultural services, Vivacity to launch a fun literacy competition for families this summer called the Peterborough walk and talk trail quiz. Following on from the spectacular Peterborough Heritage Festival, the activity celebrates Peterborough’s rich heritage by quizzing families during a fun day out.

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. Families who enter the competition with their completed quizzes have the chance of winning an iPad mini.

Sally Atkinson, Manager of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough said:
"We are delighted to be partnering with Vivacity 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 Peterborough Museum and join their local library."

The questions provide inspiration for conversations and tips for talking together on family days out which will help develop children’s communication skills. We hope families will enjoy re-discovering their city in this fun new way and wish them luck in entering the competition.”

Claire Hardy, Head of Cultural Development at Vivacity said:
“Vivacity is proud to have been a partner of the National Literacy Trust’s Hub in Peterborough from the beginning. The Peterborough Literacy Campaign has been key in helping us engage more schools and ensuring literacy underpins our events and programmes.

The Peterborough walk and talk trail quiz is a fantastic, accessible activity for families which blends everything our partnership encompasses – family learning, sharing stories and celebrating this great city.” 

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