Duncan meets local young bookworms taking part in Reading Challenge

Duncan visited Chippenham Library to see The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge in action.


This year’s circus-themed initiative focused on reading for pleasure as a means of building literacy skills. It combined a personal challenge – to read six books over the summer holidays – with social activities, a creative online element and collectable incentives.

Every child completing the Challenge received a certificate or medal. Duncan was present for the parliamentary launch of the scheme in July.

During his visit, Duncan met some of the scheme’s volunteers and heard a few of the 5,000 book reviews from Chippenham’s avid bookworms.

Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge.