Children's storytelling competition launched by Team v
March 29, 2012
Volunteers are hoping to harness the power of stories to improve literacy among children in Wokingham.
Members of Team v are planning pop-up story circles, creative writing workshops on the theme of ‘changing the world for the better’ and a story-telling competition with the same theme.
This is the latest campaign from Team v volunteers, who have also been working with older people to address loneliness among this section of the community.
Charlee Bennett, Team v leader, said: “This campaign is designed to get children excited about reading and writing in the hope that attitudes will be changed for a long-term impact.”
The story-telling competition is aimed at seven to 11-year-olds and launched on Monday this week. It wil be judged by Paddington Bear author Michael Bond.
Stories entered into the competition should be on one side of A4 and based around the theme of ‘changing the world for the better’.
Wokingham MP John Redwood said: “Reading can be a pleasure and a joy, as well as crucial to learning and improving your skills.
“I give my full support to Team v and am pleased to learn that there are volunteers in Wokingham who want to bring the gift of reading and fun of story time to more children.
“I wish them well and look forward to hearing more about the results.”
Entries will be accepted until April 20 and can be submitted at Wokingham Library in Denmark Street or by email at email@example.com.