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Reading over the Summer - please keep it up everyone. The rewards are worth it!!

Please do not forget our Great Binfields Summer Reading Challenge 2015. If you have mislaid your  form with the madness of the last day of term etc, you can print one off on the Letters page of this website. The prizes are great if I do say so myself and we all know it is important to keep your reading skills top notch or otherwise we get really rusty!!!


You can also become a record breaker this summer by completing the Hampshire Library Challenge! The Summer Reading Challenge 2015, produced by the Reading Agency, takes place across all libraries in Hampshire on the 11 July through to 13 September.


This year, it’s all about Guinness World Records, and in Hampshire they want record breaking results, encouraging as many children as possible to pick up their books, read them and get involved. Hampshire Libraries also have a range of exciting events lined up, for 4-11 year olds, including crafts, workshops, and in some libraries there is even the chance to take part in an official Guinness World Records title attempt!


Not only is this an opportunity to make reading fun and interactive, it also helps prevent the summer reading slump, where children’s reading skills can take a dip when they’re not at school. Last year a quarter of 4-11 year olds in Hampshire took part, and nationally the Summer Reading Challenge helps get 3 quarters of a million children into libraries , and reading for pleasure, every summer. Unfortunately not many children took part from our school last year. We actually came last which made me feel sad! Let's ensure that this doesn't happen again everyone!!


To take part in the Challenge, each child will be able to choose and borrow any library books that they want to read, and can collect a poster and stickers (some smelly) along the way. There’s even a medal at the end, when they’ve read at least 6 library books. To sign up, it’s easy, just go into your local library, and of course, it’s all completely free!


Happy reading everyone!