Reading Festival

Every summer for the last three years Wisbech Reads has held a reading festival during the summer term.  The festival invites year 1 children to come into Wisbech and join in with a number of exciting activites.  A workshop with a published author/illustrator, a visit to the library to learn how to take out a book, a visit to the museum to learn more about the collections, hear stories and do a craft actvity, and a visit to the castle to create poems.

The children all receive a Discover Arts Award at the end of the day for taking part in so many different and exciting arts activities.

Summer Reading Festival 2020

Due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Summer Reading Festival 2020 will be a virtual festival.

During June, Year 1 children in participating schools will receive a festival pack containing "The Music Man's Songbook" by local author, Jon Lawrence, and an activity booklet produced by Wisbech Reads. Other activities are available on-line - see the links below.

Children who successfully complete the activities will receive a Discover Arts Award Certificate.

Wisbech Reads are grateful to the following for funding the Summer Reading Festival 2020: The Library Presents; The High Sheriff's Fund; Wisbech Town Council.

Links to activities:

Pull A Funny Face - a short film by Jon Lawrence

Pull A Funny Face - Mylea's Dance

The Story Tellers

Museum Story - follows on from The Story Tellers

Chloe's Museum Story Dice


Thanks to Orchards Church of England Academy for sharing these pictures. We hope all Year 1 children are having as much fun with the activities.