5th June 2020
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that pupils develop the habit of reading
widely and often for both pleasure and information.
Organised by 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. Last year, in Cornwall 8166 children took part. These have been unprecedented times and we had to adapt to how this is could still be delivered. The Reading Agency has created a Digital Summer Reading Challenge platform. The new platform provides a fun, immersive and safe environment for children to achieve their reading goals, play games and join reading groups.
This year’s theme is Silly Squad, a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. For 2020 it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!
The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun creative online activities; This year it has been extended and will be launched on Friday 5th June and run until mid-September.
How the Challenge works
Cornwall Libraries and Education Library Service hope the children all enjoy this new and exciting way of participating in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
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