A week or so ago I wrote about the BookBench trail in Manchester. You can read about it here. It really is a fabulous project and the children (and I!) had great fun spotting the benches and visiting some new places too.
If you didn’t already know, this summer, 58 book-shaped benches are on display across Manchester for families to enjoy. The BookBenches have been designed by local children and community groups, who were inspired by books and reading. Families can follow a trail between the BookBenches and children can complete fun activities along the way.
The BookBench trail is open to the public until September. If you spot a BookBench around the city, share a photo on social media using the hashtag #ReadMCR.
In partnership with Wild in Art, the BookBench project is part of the Read Manchester campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust. The campaign promotes reading across the city to boost literacy levels. Visit www.readmanchester.org.uk to download a trail map, take part in the BookBench quiz and find out more information about the project.
I am thrilled that the Literacy Trust are offering readers the chance to win a bundle of books to mark the BookBenches. The books are:
- How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
- The Journey by Francesca Sanna
- We Are All Born Free
- We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
and one lucky reader will win one copy of all four books – perfect for a range of ages and they really are all stunning books from some of my most favourite publishers.
To be in with a chance to win, simply complete the rafflecopter below before 23:59 on 1 September.