Puffin World of Stories

The Puffin World of Stories programme, a partnership with Puffin (part of Penguin Random House) and the National Literacy Trust, gives primary schools the books, materials, training and resources they need to champion reading for pleasure throughout the whole school and breathe new life into their libraries and reading spaces as hubs of creativity and imagination.

Through being a National Literacy Trust Hub, Middlesbrough schools were given the opportunity to participate in this fabulous opportunity.  A further 13 Middlesbrough Primary schools have been recruited to participate in Puffin World of Stories in 2020/21, meaning 91% of eligible schools (71% of all schools – 29/41) will have benefitted from the programme, and the impact has been recognised by Ofsted. “The Ofsted inspector commented on the ‘buzz about reading’ and noted that the pupils spoke enthusiastically about the books, the library and reading in general.”