Reading challenge proves a hit

September 28 2015

MORE than 6,700 children in South Gloucestershire took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

MORE than 6,700 children in South Gloucestershire took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The Reading Agency charity’s programme encouraged four to 11-year-olds and their families to read six books of their choice during the school holidays.

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Erica Williams, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic programme which makes reading fun and improves children’s reading range, motivation and confidence and opportunities. This year, the Record Breakers themed challenge was all about achieving your personal best and taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge gives children a great start in achieving this goal.”

More than 70 volunteers have supported children taking part in the challenge by listening to them talk about their books and helping with the activities in the library.