Partners provide exciting learning activities for Peterborough’s vulnerable families

As part of the continuing partnership between City College, Peterborough City Council and the National Literacy Trust, learning packs have been developed for vulnerable families, who might otherwise not have access to online learning materials during the lockdown. The packs have been carefully put together and include a Roald Dahl book and a series of fun and practical challenges which can be completed while discovering the incredible worlds of Roald Dahl. These learning activities have been developed for “Peterborough Reads” and you can find many more exciting activities at

The packs are a joint initiative between City College Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and the National Literacy Trust.

City College is providing craft materials and the Roald Dahl book packs are being provided by the National Literacy Trust. The packs will be going out on Friday to approximately 60 children linked to Barnardo’s Children’s Centre in the central area of the city.

We are hoping to provide further support to those families or people that might not have access to online resources with ‘craft packs’, which could help families get creative together or could be the start of learning a new hobby.

To continue to offer support, we are asking for your help. Do you have any materials that we could use for craft packs?

If you have, please contact 01733 761361 or

For more information please look at the “Peterborough Reads” Facebook page:

Sally Atkinson, National Literacy Trust Hub Manager in Peterborough, said:

“Working with long-standing partners, like City College and Barnardo’s, the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough provides a fantastic opportunity to join together to support vulnerable families to engage in some exciting reading activities linked to Roald Dahl books. I hope that families will enjoy sharing the Roald Dahl stories, challenges and craft activities together. Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing the books.”

Pat Carrington MBE, Executive Principal, of City College Peterborough comments:

“I am delighted that City College Peterborough can be a part of such a great initiative. Learning something new or discovering new things is a great way to keep our minds active, firing up our imagination and supporting our wellbeing. I hope the parents and children enjoy getting creative together and discovering the worlds of Roald Dahl. ”

Lynne Ayres at the City Council and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University of Peterborough said:

“Reading provides an important life skill and opens up a world of imagination. I hope the parents and children will enjoy sharing the books and participating in the activities.”

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