We are thrilled to announce that our 2019 theme is Once Upon a Moving On, celebrating children’s literature and storytelling!
We chose children’s literature because it is such a child-centric theme and was so rich in imagination and possibilities for the children to enjoy. For a generation that is increasingly drawn to screens, it will be great to celebrate books and storytelling. We hope they will enjoy exploring fantastic stories, magical worlds, and characters from childhood tales to inspire their artwork.
We are currently running an informal survey to find out what local young people’s favourite books and stories are. We are also asking adults to say what their own favourite children’s stories are, to see how the generations differ and if there are stories and tales that are being lost to the younger generations. Do let us know what your favourites are by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The results of the survey will be announced on World Book Day in March and the findings will help inform the choice of books to feature in the Moving On Parade on 5 July.