Challenge and skills for life
Building the skills you need to
succeed in life is vital to resilience. Reading is absolutely
crucial as it opens up a world of learning. In Newham we're getting
in there early to make sure children get the best start in life and
reach their potential.
Reading Challenge is back with adventure, fun, prizes and
more for eager young readers. Newham children aged between
four and 12 are invited to sign up to take part in this year's
Story Lab to read six books over the summer holidays.
All participants have until 15 September to complete the challenge;
earning stickers as they progress through bronze and silver levels
until they have read six books, which rewards them with a gold
medal and an invite to an exclusive celebratory event.
Children can read whatever they like - fact books, stories, joke
books, picture books or even audio books - as long as they borrow
them from the library. It's also a great way to meet new people -
and build relationships with your neighbours for a more resilient
And the fun doesn't stop there! Libraries will be running weekly
Story Lab activities such as movie nights, late night storytelling,
musical weekends, craft sessions and much more. Every child who
takes part also has the chance to win fantastic prizes including an
iPad, cinema tickets and Olympic Park tickets!
Joining the Summer Reading Challenge couldn't be simpler; just
head to your
local library to sign up. All children must be library members
to take part. You can even register at the
Mayor's Newham Show on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July at
Central Park, East Ham E6.
See what's on at
our libraries as part of the Summer Reading