Approximately 350 children were treated to interactive storytelling sessions at our east London sites, as ‘The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss’ mobile storytelling “car”, from the much loved children’s classic Cat in the Hat, came to the Woolmoore School, The Reach Community Centre and Bow Cross Estate.

The Cat in the Hat literacy outreach programme, which the Swan Foundation funded with a £5,000 grant, was presented by the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford. Discover is an award-winning interactive literature venue providing creative, play and learning opportunities for children aged 0-11 years and their parents/carers.

The aim of the programme is to establish a creative environment in which children are actively engaged through interactive story-telling by using props, actors, characters and their families, to make the whole reading process more enjoyable. A treasure hunt for the children and their families to enjoy was also provided. After the event Discover Children’s Story Centre kindly donated 100 day passes to be distributed to the children of Woolmore Primary School.

A great day was had by all, with many parents stating that they would read more with their children from now on.