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Commonplace Book

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The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has profoundly altered the way we live our lives.

At The Reader at Calderstones we share great stories together to help us make sense of the world. In response to Covid-19, we are inviting you to create your own page for our Commonplace Book – a community scrapbook which will capture the ways people have lived through this crisis.

Anyone can contribute. We want to record the ups, downs, and everything in between. Comforting lockdown recipes, quotes from books & poems you read, drawings, letters & photographs. We will be displaying it at The Mansion House for all to see & to inspire people in the future. Who knows, perhaps your favourite lockdown recipe will become a dish we serve at The Reader Café?

Download the pack from The Reader Website, or pick a pack up in The Reader Shop open 12noon-4pm, Thursday-Sunday.

Read the instructions and use the blank page provided to create your response. Alternatively, you can create your own activity. It’s up to you how you choose to represent your experience – just think about what you would want someone in 100 years to understand about life during Covid-19. 

When you’ve completed your page, you can bring it to the Mansion and drop it into the box in the entrance hall. Alternatively, you can post it to us at The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB. If you aren’t able to get the physical page to us, you’re also free to scan it in and send it to us at

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 6 December, 9am.

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Type of offer:

Digital/online activity or resource Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stage:

EY - 5



Nature of activity or art form:

Film / digital art Hands on Literature & reading Museums Outdoors Visual art

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design Citizenship English History PSHE

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations Raised attainment