Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Summer Library Challenge

Summer is rapidly approaching and so is the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge!   This year Libraries are once again able to offer a full Summer Reading Challenge experience for children.   If they register for the Challenge at a library, they will receive a poster and be able to collect stickers and gifts as they read their books and be able to collect a certificate and Medal if they read 6 books.   There will also be a full programme of activities to compliment the theme of this year’s Challenge, which is “Gadgeteers”, running at the Library through the Summer too.

 How do schools benefit?

  • The Summer Reading Challenge is intrinsically inclusive and can contribute to the achievement of ALL pupils including those with special educational needs, disadvantaged pupils and the most able.
  • It enhances and supports the school’s reading curriculum and an opportunity for all children to read more widely and for pleasure.
  • It encourages parental engagement and family involvement in reading and helps our school make links with the library and the wider community.
  • It allows children to become more independent in their reading when choosing books and encourages using imagination and empathy to explore a text beyond the page.
  • It takes place at your local library and is a brilliant opportunity for extra-curricular activity
  • It keeps pupils reading over the summer, ready for their return to school in the autumn, and supports the successful transition between year groups and key stages.

 More information is available at the link :- Summer Reading Challenge | Reading Agency