Last week we were visited in assembly by Janet Cooper to find out about this year's reading challenge. Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency.
The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. Every year there’s a different theme; this year it’s Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross.
The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven. It is run in almost all libraries in the UK and it is completely free. Go to your local library during the summer holidays – the sooner you go the longer your child will have to read six books. Staff will enrol your child and give them some fun materials to get them started on the Challenge. In addition to the personal challenge and rewards, there is also a trophy which will be awarded to the school with the most children completing the Summer Reading Scheme. There's no time to lose! The scheme is open now.
For more information and activities linked to the scheme, please visit the following website: -