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From Farnborough Library

We know there are children who eagerly look forward to reading their 6 books and collecting their medal each year to add to their collections and we wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that your children will still be able to earn their Reading Challenge medals this summer! Things are going to be a bit different this year. The Reading Agency have brought together a fabulous digital offering to support this year's Reading Challenge and we would like to encourage all primary school aged children to take part.

 

We will be in touch again soon with links to more resources and instructions of how your students can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge when it begins in July. In the meantime here is a link to the Reading Agency's webpage about this year's Challenge: Silly Squad!

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/the-summer-reading-challenge-is-asking-the-nation-to-join-the-silly-squad.html?fbclid=IwAR0w6TLUBLytRbwDzHDVOdAfO-s9GK26ki3Q2H45sM7s69YbAd-xlpQv6I0

Hampshire Libraries Writing competition for 9-14 year olds

 

The Challenge:

Entrants must be aged between 9-14 and will need to submit an original story or poem of up to 400 words by the closing date of Sunday 31 May. They must chose from ONE of the

following challenges:

 

Start a story with the sentence:

• It was lockdown week seven and then out of the blue…

Or

write a poem starting using ONE of these three opening lines:

• The view from my window,

• If I could travel anywhere,

• Where have all the loo rolls gone?

 

Three finalists will each receive three signed copies of their choice from Ali Sparkes' back catalogue, plus feedback from the writer herself about their submitted work. As well as receiving signed copies of the entire Night Speaker series, the winning writer will also be awarded a first prize of a free place at one of Ali Sparkes writing courses to be held at the Winchester Discovery Centre. As even more of an incentive, an anthology of the best submissions will be published online. You ll be able to download the anthology using our free Borrow Box app which has thousands of books and audiobooks to download for free.

 

How to enter:

Entrants can email county.library.hq@hants.gov.uk or visit our Hamphire Libraries Facebook page. They should include their name, age and school in their entry, as well as their submission (of no more than 400 words).

Full details of the competition including full terms and conditions are available on the Scribe Tribe Young Writer webpage.

Closing date: Sunday 31 May 2020

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