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World-record attempt to be held in Fife

CHILDREN and parents are being urged to sign up for a one-off record-breaking attempt in Fife.

On May 19, families will read their way into the record books at an event which will see almost 1,000 people attempt to break the record for the most parents reading to their child at the same time.

Free tickets are going fast, and organisers hope as many families as possible come forward to help get Fife into the record books.

The record attempt is part of the Take Time for a Story campaign, which aims to encourage parents to spend time storytelling with their child in the early years.

Organisers hope as many children as possible get involved
Organisers hope as many children as possible get involved


Carrie Lindsay, Head of Education and Children’s Services, said: “Hundreds of families from across Fife have signed up to help us break this record, which celebrates storytelling and the positive impact it has on your child’s development.

“We’d love to smash this record and need as many parents and children as possible to sign up to come along. It’s set to be a brilliant event and we can’t wait to share a story with almost 1,000 people.”

Families will be entertained on the day by children’s authors Chae Strathie and Tony Bonning, and every child who attends will receive a free book and certificate to take home.

Read Your Way into the Record Books: The Big Read will take place on Tuesday 19th May at 10am, at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.

This event is run in partnership with Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action, Fife Cultural Trust and Fife Sports & Leisure Trust.

Free tickets are available now at

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