Summer Reading

This programme of creative activity aims to promote children & families’ health and wellbeing by connecting them to the environment. It supports the Summer Reading Challenge which this year celebrates reading, nature and action for the environment and offers children the opportunity to extend their learning over the holidays

Staffordshire Libraries & Arts are excited to offer Creative Explorer’s Go Wild this summer!

Families are invited to take part in lots of fun creative activities over the summer holidays inspired by nature, fun books to read and getting creative outdoors!

From 24 July, you will be able to view or download weekly activities online and take part in our artist led Go Wild Workshops every Wednesday in August. You can also print or collect activities from your local library.

Go Wild about nature, build your own bug hotel, make your own micro garden in a jar, go on a wild treasure hunt or build your own sculpture from cardboard!

Activities are aimed at children age 5-12 but are suitable for all the family to enjoy.

Children also have the opportunity to complete a Discover Arts Award at Home for free, take part in the Go Wild programme, complete an Explorer’s logbook and achieve a National Arts Award Certificate! Families who wish to sign up for the Arts Award must register by 24 July.

All details of how to take part are on our website.

Can You Help Out KS1?

Staffordshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge launches 10th July 2021

“Wild World Heroes”

Each year Staffordshire Libraries host the Summer Reading Challenge – this year Staffordshire Libraries will be returning to a physical offer in their libraries – the theme of the Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Wild World Heroes’

The Summer Reading Challenge begins in libraries across Staffordshire on July 10th and children can visit the library to collect a starter pack containing a poster and stickers. When they have completed the challenge they will receive a certificate, medal and bookmark.

For parents; who are not quite ready for their children to return to borrowing from the public library, there is an online sign up via the website Summer Reading Challenge. The library service offer a wide range of children’s eBooks and eaudio books for download and these can be found at  https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Libraries/Library-services/eLibrary/eLibrary.aspx 

The Summer Reading Challenge helps to keep children reading over the summer and encourages them to become independent readers.

Reading for pleasure supports mental wellbeing, boosting children’s confidence and self-esteem which is so important now more than ever.   

Staffordshire Libraries are working within Government guidelines as we safely move out of lockdown and some restrictions may still apply in the summer. 

Puppet video entitled ‘Anna and Pete visit the library’ can be found here https://youtu.be/WE1ybxjRU1Y

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In the event of the school having to close, we will inform parents in the following ways:

  1. send a text to parents using Teachers2Parents (please ensure the office has your up to date contact details)
  2. add a notice on the home page of the school ‘s website and
  3. include our details on the Staffordshire County Council

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