20 June 2021
Dara McAnulty and Steve Backshall revealed as Ambassadors for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021

James Sunderland attended a Zoom call with The Reading Agency to learn about the Summer Reading Challenge which is even more vital this year given the well-documented impact of Covid on children's learning, offering a fun way for primary school-aged children to engage with reading over the Summer and avoid the 'summer reading dip'. 

The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge, in partnership with WWF, has announced that teenage naturalist, award-winning writer and broadcaster Dara McAnulty and award-winning explorer, presenter, and writer Steve Backshall, will be ambassadors for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021.

The Summer Reading Challenge, delivered in partnership with public libraries, encourages reading for pleasure for children aged 4 to 11 over the summer holidays. The Challenge launches on 10th July in England and Wales. Teaming up with WWF for 2021, this year’s theme is Wild World Heroes which inspires children to explore ways of helping to save the planet. The annual Challenge reaches over 700,000 children across the UK each year. The Reading Agency are aiming to increase its impact even further this year by reaching 1 million children with its new digital platform providing accessible, fun reading activities for all children.

For more information visit https://readingagency.org.uk/