Thousands of children making the most of this years Summer Reading Challenge - The Evesham Observer

Thousands of children making the most of this years Summer Reading Challenge

Evesham Editorial 12th Aug, 2023   0

OVER 3,000 youngsters have already signed up for Worcestershire County Council’s Summer Reading Challenge – surpassing last year’s total by 750.

The challenge runs throughout the summer and children still wishing to take part are encouraged to get involved now before the challenge wraps up on September 16.

Children aged 4-11 can visit their local library to get involved in the challenge, with this years theme centred around the power of play, sports, games, and physical activity.

Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member with responsibility for communities at Worcestershire County Council said: “It’s been a fabulous start to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

“As a parent myself, I can really appreciate the need for children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays, building reading skills and confidence and helping to prevent the ‘dip’ in reading skills while they are out of school.

“There’s still plenty of time to sign up.




“Our libraries look forward to helping your children choose their books and talk face-to-face with library staff about their reading achievements.”

Children are encouraged to keep their minds and bodies active over the summer break by taking part.


The characters – brought to life by children’s author and illustrator Loretta Schauer – navigate a fictional summer obstacle course and track their reading as they go.

The Summer Reading Challenge features cards from the Youth Sport Trust and a themed book collection.

The characters in the themed books – brought to life by children’s author and illustrator Loretta Schauer – navigate a fictional summer obstacle course and track their reading as they go.

By participating in the challenge, the county council hope young people will take the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.

Visit: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/school-zone-src for more information.

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