Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

As part of St Thomas More’s ongoing Reading for Pleasure campaign, we would like to invite you all to the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This popular initiative is presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England. The aim is to encourage children between the ages of 4 and 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

Each year the Challenge, delivered with the support of public libraries motivates over 700, 000 children to keep reading to build their skills and confidence. With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity. The official launch day was Friday 5th June. It is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities to encourage children and their families to enjoy reading related activities at home.

With school life disrupted and many children missing the company of their friends, this year’s fun-filled Summer Reading Challenge will be all the more vital as a way of helping parents and carers find fun, family-friendly activities, maintain literacy levels and create a safe space for children to connect with their peers.

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