Reading Sparks is a new project to engage children and families with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through reading from The Reading Agency. The project is funded by Arts Council England and Science and Technology Facilities Council and delivered in partnership with public libraries, the British Science Association, and NUSTEM at the University of Northumbria.
We are working with 11 library services across England to pilot reading and science activities. These activities include:
• Reading and science activity bags for loan to families
• Young people's groups developing multimedia activities based on this year's Summer Reading Challenge recommended reads
The library services involved in the pilot are: Barnsley, Coventry, Derbyshire, Halton, Hillingdon, Hull, Newham, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Swindon, Torbay.
We have been receiving fantastic content from our Reading Sparks groups that we want to share. Click on individual locations below to view some of the multimedia activities and find out about the groups. We will be adding more content over the coming weeks.
This pilot project will run until 2023 - find out more about the background to the project here.
For further information contact Liz Jeavans the Reading Sparks Outreach Associate - Liz.Jeavans@readingagency.org.uk