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The Summer Reading Challenge: The Silly Squad launched Friday 5 June

It’s time to get silly and join in the Summer Reading Challenge digital style!

Children are encouraged to join by clicking on the link below:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

The new platform provides a fun, immersive and safe environment for children to achieve their reading goals and explore the Silly Squad theme, which will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter.

  • Children must create a free account to take part, this is a simple process and requires approval by an adult (via email). The Reading Agency are required by law to use this two-step authentication process for children under the age of 16.
  • Although you must have an account to take part in the actual Challenge, lots of other content will be available on the website for everyone to explore.
  • Children taking part will be asked to set their own reading goal.  However, The Reading Agency will still be suggesting six books as the best goal to try for.
  • Digital certificates can be printed out. No physical materials will be used.

Lewisham Libraries have also created a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LewishamSillySquad

As this is a public group rather than a page, parents will need to join (just press “join”!). You can also join as an individual with a personal FB account.

On the Facebook group they will encourage children to join the challenge by going to the Reading Agency website, help children find e-books and e-audio books – a lot of the SRC books are available as e-books and provide an alternative fun and interesting online experience.

We hope you have fun reading, laugh a lot and learn some new funny jokes!!