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Wirral children encouraged to take up reading challenge
8:00am Sunday 24th June 2012 in News
WIRRAL children are being urged to boost their reading skills by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
The project, which is being run by local libraries, encourages youngsters to read at least six books over the Summer months.
This year’s theme is the Story Lab – an interactive world featuring reading challenges that bring books to life. Join Professor Cortex in the Story Lab, a five-sided hi-tech HQ that attracts stories from all over the world, allowing children to read, collect, share, transmit and broadcast their favourite tales across the globe.
Completing each stage of the challenge results in rewards in the form of stickers and other giveaways. All children taking part will receive a certificate and those completing the challenge will be presented with a medal.
Councillor Chris Meaden, Wirral Council cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure, said: “Anything which keeps kids entertained during the Summer months is a blessing, but especially important is maintaining their intellectual stimulation and enthusiasm towards learning when they’re away from school.
“Wirral’s libraries are a great place to develop an interest in different ways of reading, including audio books and online resources, so they are also the perfect place to start the Summer Reading Challenge.”
To join the Summer reading challenge, visit your local library at the beginning of the Summer holidays and ask for a membership form.
For more information, contact Sue Roe on 0151 643 7223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org