Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays throughout the UK. Run by national charity The Reading Agency, and delivered with the support of the UK public library network, it is the UK’s biggest free reading promotion for primary-aged children. The programme reaches over 700,000 children each year, motivating them to keep reading during the summer holidays and helping to maintain reading skills and conﬁdence. With the current situation, the 2020 challenge will run June to September, offering children and families the chance to take part online and receive rewards for their reading. While libraries remain closed, they will continue to support the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms.
It’s so easy to take part! Children sign up to our easy-to-use website and create their own proﬁle at sillysquad.org.uk from 5th June onwards.
● They set their own challenge to read any amount of books during the Challenge, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, ﬁction or non-ﬁction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.
● Each time they ﬁnish a book, they add it to their proﬁle and write a review. They are rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos.
● Families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. With new content to enjoy each week, the fun will continue throughout the summer to keep families engaged.
● They receive a downloadable certiﬁcate once they’ve completed their challenge!