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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

”Because everything changes when we read.”


We all know that it’s easy to forget about reading during the long summer holidays and this often causes children’s reading skills to ‘dip’.  


To combat this, the annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries in order to keep up their reading skills and confidence.


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer break.  It is open to all school children and is designed for all reading abilities. 


There is a different theme each year but children can read whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library!


Every time children finish a book, the library provides stickers and rewards.  When they finish the Challenge - there's a completion certificate that they can bring into school and this enables them to be entered into our school prize draw.  Six names are drawn and winners choose a book of their choice from Mr. Smith’s Golden Box prizes.  


Also, the school with the most children completing the Challenge, wins the Knowsley Challenge Cup and a prize!


At Halewood CofE, we actively encourage the Summer Reading Challenge each year and we won the Knowsley Challenge Cup in 2014.  


Following this success, we were asked to participate in promoting the Challenge for 2015 by Knowsley Libraries and Council.  Our children were featured on various media sites and one of our pupils became ‘The Face of the Summer Reading Challenge’ for Knowsley News!


And how fabulous – we won the Challenge Cup again in 2015!  Well done to all participating pupils and their parents/carers!


13/10/2016 - Further update - we are winners again of the Challenge Cup - for the 3rd consecutive year.