WE ARE creating our very own book of Stockton Stories and we would like you to be a part of it and TELL US YOUR STORY!
We want to hear all about your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, good or bad.
It is your story, so we want you to tell it your way. Whether that is a funny limerick of Zoom calls gone wrong and homeschooling hysterics, to more serious stories about having to spend time apart from loved ones.
We will then pick 50 of our favourite entries that will be published in our story book! The author of each published piece will receive a £10 National Book Token and a copy of the book to keep.
How to enter:
If you would like to be in with a chance of featuring in the book click here to download our story template by clicking here.
Once you have finished your story or poem, you can either drop it in at Castlegate, send it to us on the address below or return or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAO: Chantal Taylor
3rd Floor, Walker House
Castlegate Shopping Centre
Alternatively check with your teacher, as they might be collecting entries to submit together. There is £100 worth of books for the 3 schools that submit the most entries!
Deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4th May.
A bit more about the book:
Stockton Stories will be a great way to capture everyone’s experiences to be remembered in years to come and create a piece of Stockton history, which is why we want to include the local community in the book.
But creating a memory of the last year is not the only reason we wanted to produce our own book. We want to raise money for Bookmark – Reading Charity by selling copies of our book.
Did you know that 1 in 4 children in England are unable to read when they leave primary school? We want to help improve children literacy skills in the Stockton area and ensure that local children have not been fallen too far behind because of homeschooling.
We will have 200 copies of the finished Stockton Stories book available in exchange for a donation of £2.50 to Bookmark who will then support local children with their reading. Our target is to raise £500 for Bookmark and we need your help to reach that goal. Click here to find out how Bookmark can help five chidlren with a £2.50 donation.