Gloucestershire is Great!

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Young people across Gloucestershire are letting other Europeans know just why our county is such a great place to visit with a competition being run by the Libraries Service.

Together with Europe Direct Gloucestershire and Playing for Success, this week Libraries across Gloucestershire will be running workshops as part of the county’s Gloucestershire 1000 celebrations.

The competition runs from 15th to 31st October during which time special children’s’ events will be held in many of the county’s libraries. Events will include a look at the many visitor attractions and customs in Gloucestershire and in other European countries, to inspire children in their design of a leaflet or poster to encourage overseas visitors to the county.

Entry forms can be collected from all the county’s libraries or downloaded from the website Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in each of the three age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14 and include book tokens, tickets to Nympsfield’s exciting new environment centre ‘Thistledown’ and tickets to a Gloucester Rugby Match.

The Rugby Club are kindly hosting the prize-giving evening on December 4th.

The winning designs will also be displayed at the Rugby Club and in Europe Direct offices in other European countries.

Workshops are being held at the following venues during this rest of this week:
Tuesday 23rd October Berkeley Library 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 24th October Bream Library 2.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday 24th October Wotton Under Edge Library 2.30pm -3.30pm
Wednesday 24th October Cheltenham Children’s Library 11.00am-12.00pm
Wednesday 24th October Coleford Library 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 25th October Brockworth Library 2.30pm-3.30pm
Friday 26th October Gloucester Library 10.30am – 12.00pm
Friday 26th October Prestbury Library 2.15pm –3.00pm

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