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Summer Reading Challenge - A Reminder

16 July 2021 (by admin)

Have you signed up for this year's Summer Reading Challenge?

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is now underway, and we want as many Millfield pupils as possible to take part!

The title of this year’s challenge is ‘Wild World Heroes’ and it is a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with WWF UK.

There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that children's reading can dip during the long summer holidays if they do not have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure and this can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term.

The disruption of education for pupils caused by Covid19, will make this challenge even greater. The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting over 700,000 children regularly into libraries over the summer, with thousands more taking part online.

There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education.

This year children will only need to make two visits to the library.

On the first visit they will sign up for free, receive their starter pack, and select six library books. Once they have read the books (or in the case of younger pupils had them read to them) they bring them back and receive their rewards including a medal.

When we return to school in September pupils who complete the reading challenge will be encouraged to bring in their medals so that we can celebrate their success at our Star of the Week assembly