Bee in the City will help to promote reading and boost literacy across the city through the Bee a Reader initiative. This will use the buzz of the trail to inspire schools, community groups, residents, libraries and businesses to champion reading and raise awareness of its benefits.
Reading or sharing stories for just 10 minutes a day is enough to make a difference and have a significant impact on literacy skills. Reading for pleasure also has proven benefits to health, wellbeing, memory and confidence.
Manchester’s emblematic worker bee has a fascinating story to tell; creating stories and storytelling will be at the heart of this campaign.