A new project has started on the Waterlees ward at Wisbech called the Waterlees Word Project, which is part of the Waterlees Community Literacy Project, funded by Cambs County Council. Part of this project is to have micro libraries around the ward and these will be in the Oasis Community Centre, Oasis Children Centre and Community House.
The Micro Library includes a variety of books for all ages and range from quick reads, novels, biographies, children books, picture books, board books, first readers and magazines In the Oasis Children Centre, they have story sacks for the families of the younger readers.
The project is aiming to develop parent’s literacy skills, with the aim of improving their participation in their child’s learning.
There is also a course running, which is funded by Family Learning and this involves the parents making the story sacks and then reading/role playing with their children. This course is in its third week but they will be running a new one in the January. But if you are interested in Read & Rhyme, Jakki is running these at the Oasis Children Centre on Tuesday afternoons, 1.30pm – 2.30pm and you will be made most welcome.
Wendy Stevenson is the Development Worker who has been recruited as part of this project is working with the Library in the Orchard Primary School and the Spinney to promote community learning as well as other learning opportunities.
If you would like to learn more about this project or join the micro library, then please contact Oasis Community Centre on 01945 46156, Oasis Children Centre on 01945 428660 or Community House on 01945 580309 to discuss further.