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Peterborough Reads delivers 200 reading packs to children

Peterborough Reads has begun to deliver 200 Roald Dahl reading packs to children without reliable internet access across the city, so they can continue to develop their literacy skills while schools remain closed for most pupils.
The Roald Dahl reading pack from Peterborough Reads includes plenty of colourful activities (Photo: Pexels)

In a partnership with City College Peterborough and Peterborough City Council, the local reading campaign identified young people who would most benefit from one of these Roald Dahl themed activity packs. Some have already been distributed to children associated with Barnado's Children's centre and the rest will be sent out within the next few weeks.

The reading packs are full of activities based around Roald Dahl's books - invent a delicious treat for Willy Wonka's factory, travel around the world in a giant peach, and capture some dreams for the BFG. 

A free Roald Dahl book is included in each pack, along with some helpful hints for making the most of storytime. The activities have been specifically designed to be fun regardless of whether children have read the books they're based on.

Peterborough Reads is the city's campaign to inspire families to read together, helping parents support their children's literacy development.

The activities can also be downloaded for free on the Peterborough Reads website.