Celebrating Literacy, Art And Creativity

Schools and community groups taking part in The Big Read decorated 175 BookBenches. From sci-fi to nursery rhyme, the classics to contemporary, their designs were very wide-ranging in style and approach.

Everyone involved – from children, young people, parents and educators, to creatives, word enthusiasts, adult learners, residents and community leaders – played a valuable role in a successfully proven art trail.

There were also lots of other ways to get involved with The Big Read, for example, through Central Children’s University, and by simply discovering the displays and mini art trails over the summer.

Why not have a go at designing a BookBench using these free colouring templates? A great way to keep the little ones (and big kids alike!) entertained.