Stories Together is an exciting project from The Forest of Dean Children’s Opportunity Centre which will bring generations together through reading, not only during lockdown but beyond. The Covid-19 Pandemic has highlighted the impact loneliness and isolation is having across our community and across generations. As a preschool setting The Opportunity Centre has also felt the impact of lockdown as we closed our doors to visitors, meaning our children are missing out on the rewarding and interesting connections we make with local people and services.
Stories Together is a simple concept where we can safely reconnect with others through virtual reading. We are looking for Storytellers from all age groups to read to preschool children over facetime, skype, zoom etc. All you will need is a device such as a tablet, phone or laptop which can make a video call and a little enthusiasm to read and talk to the children.
The project has been made possible with support from the Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) and funding from the Forest of Dean Covid-19 Safer Communities Fund, with Coleford Town Council kindly funding an extensive collection of new children’s books.
Storyteller Q & A Sheet