Friday, 7 July 2017

The Worshipful the Mayor of Islington/Summer Reading Challenge Assembly

Summer Reading Challenge

On Wednesday 5th July we had a very special guest to visit St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, The Worshipful the Mayor of Islington.

In order to support literacy in school we encourage our children to join ‘The Summer Reading Challenge’. The Challenge is a nationwide initiative run by the Reading Agency. It aims to encourage children aged 4-11 to include reading as part of their summer holiday activities. It runs from July until mid-September.

The Mayoress came to our school-wide assembly to launch ‘The Summer Reading Challenge’ along with two of our local librarians from Archway Library. The children were shown a short fun film made by the Reading Agency about the challenge. The Mayoress and the librarians talked to the children about how it is important to keep reading over the summer and told the children all about how to join-in.

This year’s theme is ‘Animal Agents’ and everyone who joins-in has a chance to solve a mystery and catch a crafty crook!

It’s simple! All you have to do to join in is:

·         Sign up at your local library and receive a collector folder
·         Read 6 books pick up your rewards and you might even win a prize!
·         Collect your Certificate and Medal

The Mayoress also presented certificates to all those children who participated in last year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Well done to all those children!

The Mayoress and Year 3 Pupil

Let’s hope we get the whole school reading this summer so that we will need a bigger stage for the presentation next year!

REMEMBER to join in all you need to do is go along with your child to your local library to register and next year they will be part of our special school assembly to celebrate our fabulous readers!

Archway Library will be at our Summer Fair on Friday 14th July when you can register your child for the challenge.

An Invitation card with details of the challenge will be sent home.

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge log on to:

To find out about other fun animal events in Islington libraries log-on to:

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