Book Aid celebrates magic of stories at Edinburgh

People - Children Monday, 20 August 2018

Charity involves hundreds of children in storytelling activities

Hundreds of children and adults joined author/illustrator Tor Freeman (below) and Book Aid International for a day of storytelling activities at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The children took roles in their own stories by creating their own book character costumes. Book Aid International head of communications Emma Taylor said: "At Book Aid International, we work for a world where everyone has access to the magic of stories and we were so pleased to collaborate with the Edinburgh International Book Festival to bring that magic to life for hundreds of children! It was a fantastic day and one that would not have been possible without players of People's Postcode Lottery, who support both our charity's work providing books around the world and the festival's fantastic promotion of reading here in the UK. It was a great day and we look forward to future collaborations."

Catherine Jones, creative learning manager at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said: "It was wonderful seeing Book Aid International and Tor Freeman turn our Story Box venue into a magical forest and our young festival goers into creative unicorns, dragons and wizards. The session really celebrated the power of books and stories, which is obviously key to the work of Book Aid International and to our events at Edinburgh International Book Festival."

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