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Join the Bear Hunt


Calling all schools, nurseries, mums and dads!

Children’s publisher Walker Books and Read for RNIB Day  celebrated 25 years of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by hosting the Guinness World Records™ largest reading lesson.

World’s Biggest Ever Bear Hunt

At 10am on Tuesday 15th July 2014 we hosted the Biggest Ever Bear Hunt reading lesson with Michael Rosen, the author of the beloved picture book.

This ‘real life’ bear hunt took the form of a curriculum approved reading lesson suitable for ages three to seven years olds and created by education specialists Yellow Door. It is fully accessible to children who are blind and partially sighted, so that they can go on the adventure with their friends and classmates too.

1,438 children came together at Charter Hall, Colchester, to take part in this unique fun-packed Bear Hunt reading lesson created especially for the occasion!

How you can still get involved

Watch the video (with subtitles on YouTube) and join the lesson with Micheal Rosen!

Children, and their teddy bears, are asked to donate £1 each to take part, and all the money raised will go to Read for RNIB Day to support RNIB’s vital reading services.

Please feel free to contact us at any point if you need any assistance.

Watch our video


If you raise money for Read for RNIB’s Biggest Ever Bear Hunt between the dates of 1st July – 1st August you will be automatically entered into a competition to win exclusive Bear Hunt goodies for your school or nursery.

Two schools will have the chance of winning a Bear Hunt Story Frieze (H30cm x W394cm) taking children on their very own bear hunt in the playground which has been kindly donated by Playground Basics.  Another school will have the chance to win a fantastic story sack of Bear Hunt from Storysack Ltd. Check out our competition terms and conditions for more information.

Join the Bear Hunt today!

Sign up to join the Bear Hunt and get access to your Read for RNIB Day “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” pack which includes the full reading lesson plan for the event. We are proud to say the lesson and event have been designed to be fully accessible, giving a blind or partially sighted child the exact same experience on their Bear Hunt as a sighted child.

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