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We celebrated World Book Day with our new partner Moto and primary students

05 Mar 2020

Moto Launch WBD

Moto in the Community hosted primary school children from across Rochdale and Bury at a special event today to celebrate World Book Day. The event took place at Moto’s Birch Westbound service station to kick-start our new partnership and launch the new Reading Journey project.

The children, who came from Holy Family RC Primary School, Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School and East Ward Community Primary School, took part in a variety of fun book-themed activities, a fancy dress competition, a storytelling performance and each was gifted a brand new book.

To celebrate the new partnership, Moto in the Community also purchased five of our Literacy Toolkits for the schools, as well as Moorhouse Primary and Sandbrook Community Primary School, as well as books for pupils in those schools to take home and keep. The toolkits include a one year National Literacy Trust membership, offering continued support to the schools.

The new partnership also supports our #CloseTheGap campaign to increase access to books and improve the literacy levels of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.

“We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Moto in the Community. Together, we hope to get even more books into the hands of children who need them most.”

Alice Birdwood, Project Manager, Literacy Communities

“We are delighted to help the National Literacy Trust with their work to enable the children and families in our local areas, and those who visit our service locations, to discover the joy of reading and all the benefits that can bring.”

Brian Larkin, Chair of Moto in the Community Trust

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