Teresa Pearce is supporting The Mischief Makers: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 run by The Reading Agency charity, to encourage primary school children in Erith and Thamesmead to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will launch across England and Wales on Saturday 14th July.
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano. The initiative will build children’s confidence and independent reading, whilst helping to prevent the dip in children’s reading level during the long summer break from school.
Teresa Pearce MP said: “I hope parents, grandparents and carers in Erith and Thamesmead will take their children to the library over the summer to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. It’s free, inclusive and, most importantly, makes reading fun. Last year 8,042 children in Bexley and Greenwich took part and I hope we can increase the number involved this year and remind local libraries what a valuable asset they are to us and our community.”
For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge including how to get involved and resources for schools, go to www.readingagency.org.uk/summerreadingchallenge
Follow the Summer Reading Challenge at www.facebook.com/SummerReadingChallengeUK and on Twitter @readingagency #summerreadingchallenge