Word Up! Projects for Schools
Wimbledon BookFest believes in the power of reading to transform lives and that everyone should have access.
Every year the Festival enables over 10,000 school children from 100+ London schools to take part in projects run by Wimbledon BookFest focused around literacy.
Word Up Projects & Initiatives :
Our 2022 Schools Programme
This year we are running a number of events as part of our Sunriss 2022 June festival including Sir Lenny Henry, Simon Farnaby, Jacqueline Wilson and more. Click here for more details.
Young Writers' Competition
Run annually for junior and senior schools across South London & Surrey. CLICK HEREfor the 2021 Competition winners.
In-person & digitally streamed author events at Festival and World Book Day. Watch our past events on catchup HERE
Young Writers Academy
A programme run in partnership with Univeristy of Roehampton supporting young people choosing writing as a career.
Promoting writing & creativity.
We are committed to all children having access to books and reading. In 2021 over 6,000 books have been gifted to children funded by the Festival.
Film Making Initiatives
Story telling takes place in all forms. Our 2020 Hidden Histories Project: Short films was made by young film makers with promoting individuals from Black British history.CLICK HERE
Volunteering & work experience
For 6th formers, offering great oportunities for young people starting their career journey.
Schools from 9 London Boroughs currently take part in BookFest projects.
Merton, Croydon, Sutton, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Lewisham, Kingston, Hammersmith & Fulham and Richmond as well as Surrey,
For more information on Word Up education projects CLICK HERE
Sign up to our our education emails contact Laura Byrne, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education Programme is supported through grants and school sponsorship ,
It orks closely with Lead Education Partner, University of Roehampton, partners with Merton Council and is further supported by school sponsors and the Taylor Family Foundation.