Get Suffolk Reading
Get Suffolk Reading is a National Literacy Trust initiative working with schools, community organisations and families to foster a love of reading across the county.
Funded by Suffolk County Council, Get Suffolk Reading works in three target areas to engage parents and guardians to support literacy from birth, with reading shown to improve wellbeing and aspiration in young people.
The Lowestoft project was launched in April 2022, following launches in both Haverhill and Stowmarket.
Volunteers – called Literacy Champions – are focused in each of these areas, and families across Suffolk can get involved in various community activities too.
What has Get Suffolk Reading done in Lowestoft so far?
- Community bookshelves have been set up in a number of locations with people encouraged to read and swap titles
- Activity trails have been created in collaboration with local businesses, including Lowesoft Town Council, Heritage Open Days Lowestoft and the Marina Theatre, and enjoyed by hundreds of families
- Look 4 a Book activities, which involve hiding books across a town or postcode for families to find and keep, have been popular
- Writing and reading competitions have invited entries from across the county.
If you live in Lowestoft and would like to become a Literacy Champion get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @GetSuffolkReading on Facebook to stay updated on what’s going on.