Hour or Two

May Story Walks

This May half term Oldham Libraries will be bringing story walks to various location across the borough. We need volunteers who enjoy working with children and the outdoors. You will need to arrive 30 minutes early to be briefed and help set up the story walk.

 

The Lion Inside (Greenfield Library) Tuesday 26th May – 2.30pm

Bog Babies (Snipe Clough) Wednesday 27th May, Various times

HoneyBee (Royton Library) Thurday 28th May, 10.30am

The Go Away Bird (Coalshaw Park) Friday 29th May – 11am

What's involved?

Story Walks are an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Storywalks, combine exercise with book-related activities are used to build relationships with communities, deliver high-quality events at low cost and engage with hard to reach groups.

A storywalk is an opportunity to bring books out of the library, to promote reading and libraries in an alternative environment, to bring stories to life and combine reading with physical activity. Storywalks give children the opportunity to develop literacy skills while playing and ensure the whole family partakes in fun, healthy outdoor exercise.

Why get involved?

To bring books to life and get families reading. By bringing books outdoors and pairing them with physical activity, storywalks inspire reluctant readers and help awaken a love of books and reading.

To give families the opportunity to learn together. Family learning has a positive impact on a child’s development and attainment. Evidence shows that family learning has important wider benefits to both children and parents, impacting on confidence, self-esteem, motivation to learn, parenting skills and practices and health and well-being.

Storywalks bring communities together and promote a shared sense of place. Bringing local families together to explore and create in a local community location helps form a sense of community, improves social integration, and promotes ownership and belonging of community spaces. 

 

 

How to get involved?

To apply for this opportunity just follow these simple steps:

Step 1:  Sign in to your account or join 'Take Part' to create a volunteer account

Step 2:  Accept the challenge

Step 3: Await a response from our team who will be in touch with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Event Stewarding
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Creative and Arts
  • Learning and Education
  • Befriending

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