Amateur Play ReadingPlay reading for beginners in Miles Platting at St. George’s Community Centre. Open for everyone (adults).
Benefit of reading
Reading has been linked to a wide range of benefits and has been shown to have a positive effect on health and wellbeing, intellectual, personal and social outcomes. Reading for pleasure is associated with a greater sense of community and social inclusion, as well as having positive effects on mental wellbeing. For adults, it can lead to improved confidence and social skills and it improves educational attainment for children. Shared reading groups can improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.
St Georges Community Centre in Miles Platting with potential to start more groups in other parts of the city
St. George’s Community Centre in Miles Platting
Mike Bishop leader of Theatre Trippers came up with idea to start play reading group for amateurs. The idea was met with good interest from members of Theatre Trippers and local residents. Mike and Ged contacted buzz to talk about the project and we decided to support it. Mike and Ged will organize meeting for everyone interested in August.
Sadly this is currently on hold due to Covid-19 but we have had expressed interest so hope it will be successful.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
More engaged in community
Reduces health inequalities (as a result of improved literacy)
Increased educational attainment
Clark and Rumbold (2006), National Literacy Trust- Reading For Pleasure: A research overview
Department for Education: Education Standards Research Team (2012)- Research evidence on reading for pleasure
Reading Agency (2015)- Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment
Anna Jarawka - Neighbourhood Health Worker
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