600 families have received activity packs thanks to a partnership between Stoke Reads and the International Paper Company, with help from the National Literacy Trust.
Distributed via local 15 primary schools, each pack contained writing activities, craft ideas, puzzles and a section of high quality paper and card for families. Some of the writing activities were based on Story Quest, an initiative run by Stoke Reads and funded by Sport England that encourages families to explore their local areas by following a story trail packed with local facts, history and physical challenges.
Antony Mackie, International Paper Country Manager United Kingdom & Ireland, said: “Literacy is a signature cause for International Paper, and we are very happy to support and contribute to the Stoke Reads campaign. We relocated our UK office to Stoke-on-Trent in 2019 and want to make a positive impact to the surrounding communities. This campaign makes a difference to families in the local area, and I’d like to thank National Literacy Trust for letting us be part of it.”