Wordfest

24th April 2017, 3:29pm | By Steve |

A passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.’ (Roald Dahl)

A festival of events and activities celebrating literacy and story telling for all ages and abilities.

In a nutshell:

Calne brought together local people, organisations and groups to provide a festival of events that celebrated words, storytelling and communication; from space stories to cooking ‘Revolting Recipes’, to finding out how to get published or being inspired to read with your child.

 

What makes this project special:

Calne identified that there was a high number of local people who found literacy a barrier to employment, socialising and gaining access to information. This was found for all age ranges. A group of local people developed the Wordfest idea to engage with local people in a fun and informal way to find out more about the needs of the community and how they might address them.

Each event was developed and run by a different group who either already offered something or put on something new, forming a menu of activities that could carry on throughout the year. Some events, like our Roald Dahl trail lasted all through the week as people visited shops in the town to put together clues from books.

Activities included:

  • Pub beer mats and bananagrams alongside pub quizzes
  • Poetry and Short Story competitions and workshops
  • Family Learning- puppets and singing
  • Speech and Language drop in
  • Folk music evening
  • Astronomy- Stories of the Sky
  • Revolting Recipes- Cooking
  • Job Club and IT skills
  • Schools dress up days
  • Spooky stories- pub meal

Find out more:

Visit their page here: www.facebook.com/calnewordfest

twitter: @Calnewordfest

calnewordfest@outlook.com

More support

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Alzheimer’s Support Needs You!

Alzheimer’s Suppo...

Do you have good connections in your town or village? ...
Open Access Youth Café, Chippenham

Open Access Youth Café...

The Chippenham Community Area Young People Needs Asses...
Children’s Social Workers – Find your Future

Children’s Social Wor...

          Join...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...

AlexaDaviesCEM

Local news : Shared Ownership Week 19 - 25 September ...

          &nbs...

AlexaDaviesCEM

Local news : Sales Champion - https://t.co/jPDSrOTq6V
Sovereign Housing- a Community Engagement Model

Sovereign Housing- a Co...

Have you ever wanted to see change in your community? ...
Barnardo’s issues urgent plea for Marlborough volunteers

Barnardo’s issues...

Wiltshire club issues urgent appeal for more volunteer...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

“Side by Side” is a one-to-one volunteer service t...
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Personalisation Board

Personalisation Board

A Personalisation Board is being set up in Wiltshire a...

AlexaDaviesCEM

Latest local news : Shared Ownership Week - https://t....
Employability Jobs Fair

Employability Jobs Fair

        Come and meet ...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...

AlexaDaviesCEM

Employability Jobs Fair - https://t.co/vcysg85EHR Jobs...

AlexaDaviesCEM

Employability Jobs Fair - https://t.co/T81d3yskmR Jobs...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...
Appropriate Adult – supporting people in custody

Appropriate Adult ̵...

About the opportunity CCP's Appropriate Adults scheme...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...
Shared Ownership Week

Shared Ownership Week

19 - 25 September Last year more than 250 households ...