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.