Festive Small Talk event comes to Swindon!
6 days ago
Families with young children are being invited down to the Orbital Shopping Park next Monday, 9th December from 10:30am - 2:30pm for festive fun!
Swindon's Bus Company & Swindon Stories, run by the National Literacy Trust, are running a series of fun, free activities that will give them the chance to share stories, sing songs and play games together – and take away a free goodie bag including a brand new book in time for Christmas!
Swindon's Bus Company are especially proud to support this event as new research published by the National Literacy Trust revealed that 33,204 children in the South West don’t have a single book of their own. Yet children who own a book are six times more likely to read above the expected level.
The event is part of the National Literacy Trust’s Small Talk project, which helps parents turn everyday activities into new opportunities to fill their child’s world with words.
We recently awarded The National Literacy Trust our Community Fund for October and are overjoyed that this donation will be used to purchase books for this event.
The activities will take place on one of our buses, parked outside the Orbital Shopping park from 10.30am to 2:30pm. Activities will be led by early years professionals from the National Literacy Trust and volunteers from Swindon’s Bus Company. There’s no need to book – families can just turn up!