Summer Reading Challenge
Organised by charity The Reading Agency (www.readingagency.org.uk) and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. The Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun, creative activities during the summer holidays. Throughout the Challenge, library staff and volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.
How the Challenge works:
- Children sign up through their local library and receive a ‘Ready, Set, Read’ collector poster. You can also register online here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/#online
- Children borrow, read and review library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their poster.
- Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and medal.
- Library staff and volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities.
- There will also be children’s activities in the Museum of Croydon on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout August.
At Atwood, we highly value reading and place it at the centre of our curriculum. Our mission is for all children to read more widely and for pleasure, and we are really encouraging our children to join the Summer Reading Challenge this year. It will keep your children reading over the summer, ensuring they return ready for a great start to the new academic year.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing all about Summer Reading Challenge adventures in September!