Summer Reading Challenge 2020
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. Children are encouraged to read any books of their choice during the summer holidays (we recommend at least six) with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge. Usually, the Challenge takes place in public libraries across the country. This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual – today!
The theme for the Challenge is “Silly Squad”- a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson.
Today- Friday 5th June there will be a whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors to mark the launch of the digital Challenge on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SummerReadingChallengeUK from 4 to 7pm.
The website https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ will be updated tomorrow and will include new School and Home Zones. The website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.
We would love as many of you to be involved as possible and cant wait to see your silly squad pictures to celebrate the the launch!
*Remember there are lots of websites/ apps which allow you to access books for free. Have a look at https://hartonprimary.co.uk/reading-at-harton/ for more information!