11,129 children in Gloucestershire took part in The Summer Reading Challenge

Gloucestershire Library Service is promoting The Summer Reading Challenge with the following statement.

“In Gloucestershire, 11,129 children (5113 boys and 6076 girls) took part in the Summer Reading Challenge last year and a record 7,992 children (71%) completed by reading 6 books, much higher than the national average! Taking part in the Challenge has been shown to maintain and improve reading attainment levels and stop the “dip” over summer.”

Wonderful, but how will it work if many of our libraries and trained staff have gone?

They tell us how wonderful and important libraries are on the one hand and axe them with the other. Mixed messages as usual coming from GCC.

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2 Responses to 11,129 children in Gloucestershire took part in The Summer Reading Challenge

  1. Julie says:

    My gut feeling is that good projects like these will run by vunteers – “big society” those who volunteer will need CRB checks met at the volunteers expense which again puts more pennies in the Treasury money box. Or is it a coincidence that the big society plan & the security/crb (forget the official name for it) arebeing reviewed & announced at pretty much the same time?

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