Read for RNIB Day is Going on a Bear Hunt!

Walker Books and Read for RNIB Day are celebrating 25 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt with The World’s Biggest Ever Bear Hunt reading lesson.

At 10am on Tuesday 15th July 2014 we will be hosting a giant reading lesson with Michael Rosen, the author of the beloved picture book, in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record held for the largest reading lesson

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This ‘real life’ bear hunt will take the form of a curriculum approved reading lesson created by education specialists Yellow Door, which will be fully accessible to children who are blind and partially sighted, so that they can go on the adventure with their friends and classmates too.

Over 1,000 school children will come together at Charter Hall, Colchester, to take part in this unique fun-packed Bear Hunt reading lesson created especially for the occasion!

Join the bear hunt
Everyone can join in the fun via a web stream of the event which will be broadcast live on this website on the 15th July and be available on demand afterwards.

Children, and their teddy bears, are asked to donate £1 each to take part, and all the money raised will go to Read for RNIB Day to support RNIB’s vital reading services.

Sign up here to get your Read for RNIB Day We’re Going on a Bear Hunt pack which includes X, Y and Z plus the full reading lesson plan for the event.

Many books are not accessible to blind and partially children but you can help more children join in life’s adventures. Thanks to RNIB more children are enjoying books whatever their reading needs.

Read for RNIB and Walker Books are celebrating 25 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Your support will help us make sure that all children can access books in the format they choose.

Sign up to take part in your own Bear Hunt and support Read for RNIB 2014.”

Michael Rosen – author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Read for RNIB Day is Going on a Bear Hunt

Transcript of Read for RNIB Day is Going on a Bear Hunt

Only seven per cent of all books are fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people but thanks to Walker Books’ commitment to accessibility, no child will be denied the chance to join in the bear hunt adventure with their friends and classmates.

You can help open up a world of reading for the 25,000 blind and partially sighted children in the UK by taking part in your own bear hunt and raising money for Read for RNIB.

Becca McRow – Read for RNIB Campaign Manager

“I’m Freddy and I’m eight. I read braille but I also really really enjoy listening to an RNIB Talking Book. I really love We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and I’m excited about taking part in the world’s biggest bear hunt with my friends.”

Freddy

Michael Rosen performs We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Transcript of Michael Rosen performs We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Read for RNIB Day – Freddy’s Story

Transcript of Read for RNIB Day – Freddy’s Story

 

Illustration from We're Going on a Bear Hunt - family going through grass