The Reading Agency - Summer Reading Challenge evaluation

06 June 2019

The Reading Agency - Summer Reading Challenge evaluation

The Summer Reading Challenge is one of the country’s biggest reading for pleasure programmes, reaching children aged 4-11 years across the socio-economic spectrum. The Challenge, run in over 95% of UK libraries, offers children and families an enjoyable, free activity in the six-week summer break from school when reading skills and confidence can dip, commonly known as the ‘summer slide’.

This funding will allow The Reading Agency to evaluate the impact of the Summer Reading Challenge on the ‘summer slide’ in relation to both reading skills and reading enjoyment. A secondary aim is to explore the role a public library-based reading activity like the Summer Reading Challenge can have on building wider school and family engagement with reading.

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