Summer Reading Challenge in Inspire Libraries

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place annually between mid July and early September. Produced by The Reading Agency and run in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to keep children reading over the summer. 

It is the UK’s biggest annual reading for pleasure programme for children aged 4 to 11. Children read six library books, of their choice, over the summer collecting rewards along the way. Every child who completes the challenge receives a certificate and medal.

Children who take part:

  • are more enthusiastic about reading
  • maintain their reading levels over the holiday 
  • boost their reading confidence and self-esteem

The Challenge:

  • enhances and supports the mission for all children to read widely and often  
  • prevents the tendency for children’s reading to dip over the holidays

Schools can access a digital schools pack which includes:

  • an introduction to the challenge and current theme  
  • a promotional poster - printable 
  • web/email graphics
  • suggested text for newsletters/websites  
  • a powerpoint assembly presentation to introduce the challenge to children

Provided by: Inspire Logo Inspire Logo

Subject areas

  • Language and Literacy

Key stages

  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Offers a free option?

  • Yes

Can deliver in-school?

  • No

Counts toward Arts Award?

  • Yes

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