This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is go! You can sign up at libraries across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – as well as online – and it’s free to take part.
The Summer Reading Challenge
The annual challenge encourages primary school children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays. During the challenge, participants collect prizes and stickers, play games and, of course, discover a world of great books.
Taking part is simple
Once signed up, children receive their packs and can start collecting special materials, which relate to this year’s theme: Gadgeeters.
Your child simply needs to read six books to complete the challenge and these can be anything that takes their fancy: fact, fiction, poetry, comics, audio books… They log each book completed on their poster and receive a medal and certificate if they successfully finish the challenge.
There are also plenty of activities to extend the fun online including plenty of games: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/games
Meet the Gadgeteers – 2022’s Challenge
This year, The Reading Agency has joined forces with Science Museum Group for a science and innovation-themed challenge. The aim is to inspire children to be imaginative and creative and discover the science that’s all around them in everyday objects.
During the Challenge children join six ‘Gadgeteers’ on a journey of discovery. These fictional characters explore the science behind a host of interests from fashion and technology to cooking and music.
With resources from the Science Museum Group, the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge also features lots of ideas for great experiments and activities.
Additionally, there’s an accompanying book collection curated by the team. These fun, science-themed recommendations are packed with facts and tales of innovation and creativity to make science and reading accessible to everyone.
The challenge is taking place now and finishes on September 17th, 2022. For more details visit: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/.
Taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge, is just one of my Summer Holiday Challenges. You can read about the rest here.
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