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 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record attempt for the world’s largest reading lesson.

At 10am on Tuesday 15th July 2014 we will be hosting The Biggest Ever Bear Hunt reading lesson with Michael Rosen, the author of the beloved picture book.

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!

Read for RNIB Day is Going on a Bear Hunt

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

Join the bear hunt

Everyone can join in the fun via a web stream of the event which will be broadcast live at on 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 the full reading lesson plan for the event. We are proud to say the lesson and event have been designed to be fully accessible, giving a blind or partially sighted child the exact same experience on their Bear Hunt as a sighted child.

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

If you require a copy of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen in audio or Braille, please contact RNIB on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or email