Teesside Park hosted local schools from the Thornaby, Stockton and Middlesbrough area for the annual National Literacy Trust event. As always the children had a fantastic time as did the team here at Teesside. Our retailers, as ever, entertained the little ones with bookmark making in Hobbycraft, life of a book in WHSmith, pizza making in Pizza Express and story teller Miles in M&S.
The events evolved from the relationship between Teesside and the National Literacy Trust, and is designed to inspire children under the age of 11 to read in their spare time, and to see reading as a fun and creative activity. This program stems from a study that showed that reading outside of the classroom instigates higher reading levels within the classroom.
We hope our young visitors have kept up the good work at home and in the classroom.