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Free the Words Part 1: Adventures in Outdoor Literacy

Saturday 8th February - Saturday 22nd February

10am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday

Break 3 and Frome Community Learning Partnership share current projects and ideas designed to encourage a creative, outdoor approach to literacy for local schools.  These projects are a coming together of the indoor and outdoor, the hi-tech and the low-tech, from the use of technology to create story walks, to creating temporary spaces in the great outdoors.

As well as an exhibition of work from the project so far, on display in the Rook Lane Cafe, Break 3 will host the following events….


Words in the Woods: Family den-building workshop

Sat 8th  February at Rook Lane Chapel

11am – 2pm

Lucia Harley is working with Rode First School with the challenge of creating an outdoor “pop up” reading / exploring den. As part of the project we invite you to come along, create your own den (large or small) and contribute your ideas to help make our final den design really special. The finished Words in the Woods den will tour local village schools in June, and return to Frome as part of Frome Festival in July.



Break 3 Teacher Talks: Tales in Trails

Thurs 13th February at Rook Lane Chapel

3.00 – 5.30pm

Chris Jelley, with the help of Norton St Philip pupils share their experience of ‘lifting literacy through geo-located text’. (Or “having the best time ever”). Although this project is primarily aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2, this will equally be of interest to any school or college about to invest in new technology, or keen to stretch the creative use of existing ones for classroom and / or outdoor curricular learning.

Tickets: £5


Chris Jelley: Flycatchers and Winding Charms

Thurs 13th February at Rook Lane Chapel

7.00pm doors open, talk from 7.30pm

Recent winner of the Trailblazer Award at the 2013 British Awards for Storytelling Excellence (B.A.S.E.), Chris Jelley shares his experience of introducing a little bit of technical magic to the breath-taking scenery of the Coleridge Way in West Somerset, and the potential of geo-located text and stories to inspire all.

Tickets: £5


FREE exhibition and familiy activites

Talks carry a small charge - see seperate listings for more details.

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Break 3 website

Storywalks website

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