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Summer Reading Challenge

St Nic’s is always up for a challenge and this year we have been asked to once again join the Summer Reading Challenge with Weymouth or Littlemoor Libraries.  Last year we had a huge number of students from each year group signing up for their library cards and joining in the fun. Our assembly in the Autumn Term, handing out the certificates,  is wonderful, where we see who has been reading for pleasure during the summer holidays. We hope that this year you will join us too!

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.  Each year the Challenge motivates our children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence.  This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Gadgeteers, created in partnership with Science Museum Group and illustrated by top children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford.

This year’s theme ‘Gadgeteers’ will spark your child’s curiosity about the world around them. With resources and activities from the Science Museum Group, the Challenge focuses on inspiring children to see the science and innovation behind everyday objects, showing that reading and science are for everyone.  The Challenge and the accompanying book collection will show that imagination can unlock endless possibilities, and the library is where this starts. Through taking part in the Challenge, with free packs from public libraries or on the children’s website, children will be able to join six fictional ‘Gadgeteers.’ The characters use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests from fashion and technology to cooking and music.

Pauline and Jane from the libraries came in to talk to St Nic’s children and encourage them to sign up for the challenge of reading or listening to 6 books. For each book they read, they will receive a sticker to go into their special folder.  There are also lots of activities that you can sign up for at the library during the Summer Holidays – look out for Lego clubs, Code Club and much much more!

We want you to join in with the fun by joining the Summer Reading Challenge too!

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