This weekend, the Summer Reading Challenge begins. It takes place throughout the summer holidays, starting Saturday 8th July. The Challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to keep reading during the school summer holidays. They set a reading goal and can read anything they enjoy.
This year’s Challenge, ‘Ready, Set, Read!’, is all about games and sports. It will celebrate play and participation, encouraging children to engage in games and sports in any way that best suits them. I hope children in Ashford respond enthusiastically to this.
Over 700,000 children each year take part in the Challenge and 75% of children taking part improved their reading skills over the holidays. Sign up at your local library or online www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk