The primary objective of the Wells Festival of Literature has always been to foster a love of books and reading. Where better to begin than with the children in our schools? Right from its inception, the Festival has been involved with local schools, and our work in this field has gone from strength to strength. We have an active and enthusiastic Education Committee who liaise closely with schools and colleges to fund projects which they might not otherwise have been able to undertake.
The Festival has also formed a partnership with the national literacy charity Beanstalk, supporting and helping fund its expansion into the south west. This achievement was recognised in 2016 when HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of Beanstalk, visited the Festival to meet those involved, and to present certificates to some of our competition prize-winners.