Chal­lenge re­turns to tempt book­worms

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A READ­ING chal­lenge that en­cour­ages chil­dren to read over the sum­mer has re­turned for another year.

The Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge en­cour­ages chil­dren to read at least six books over the hol­i­days and visit the library at least four times.

It’s or­gan­ised by Cheshire East and will run from now un­til Septem­ber 9. Kids aged be­tween four and 11 can col­lect spe­cial re­wards each time they fin­ish a book, and ev­ery­one who com­pletes the chal­lenge will re­ceive a medal and a cer­tifi­cate.

This year’s theme is An­i­mal Agents, il­lus­trated by Tony Ross, who is the il­lus­tra­tor of the Hor­rid Henry books.

Coun Peter Groves, cabi­net mem­ber for li­braries at Cheshire East Coun­cil, said: “The Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge is a great ini­tia­tive and one which captures chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tions and helps them to dis­cover a love of read­ing.

“We’re re­ally pleased to be able to sup­port it once more and hope it will in­spire even more young­sters to visit our li­braries and ac­cess the fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties on of­fer.”

For a full list of ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place over the sum­mer, en­quire at a library or go to sum­mer­read­ing chal­lenge.org.uk.

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