Celebrating and promoting Kindness 

Stoke-on-Trent was recently voted the Kindest City in the UK. With Random Acts of Kindness day on 17 February here at Stoke Reads we thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate all things kind in this city. We will be running a host of activities for families and schools to get involved with. These include:


·         Random Acts of Kindness trail: pop up Random Acts of Kindness trails in Hanley Park, Burslem Park, Tunstall Park and at Westport Lake

·         Find a book: alongside our kindness trail we will be hiding 16 Choose Kind Wonder journals for children to find and take home

·         Make your own Random Acts of Kindness trail: get creative and build your own trail at home or in the garden

·         Stoke Random Acts of Kindness Challenge: complete our kindness challenge for the chance to win Choose Kind journals for your class

·         Facebook live storytelling session: local author of Nana Duck, Kathy Tallentire will be reading her brand new story Rescue Me live on our Stoke Reads Facebook page – Wednesday 17 February at 10:30

·         Stoke Reads Facebook page: throughout half-term we’ll be sharing all these activities and want to hear what kindness means to you

·         Connecting Stories competition: this is for 7-11 year olds to write about what kindness means to them. The winning entries will be part of an anthology and displayed in Stoke. This is an ongoing competition which schools or individuals can enter. For more information visit: https://literacytrust.org.uk/competitions/connecting-stories-creative-writing-competition/stoke-on-trent-creative-writing-competition/


You can find all this activity online at www.literacytrust.org.uk/communities/stoke/celebrate-random-acts-of-kindness-week-with-stoke-reads/