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12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - Welsh

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. An English version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6144/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - English

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. A Welsh version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6145/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - Welsh (Younger Children)

Young children can join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let their library lead them to the beach! Activity sheets are also available for older children at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6141/ and in English at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6142/

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - English (Younger Children)

Young children can join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let their library lead them to the beach! Activity sheets are also available for older children at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6140/ and in Welsh at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6143/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - Welsh

Join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let your library lead you to the beach! Children can use these fun activity sheets to learn about the beaches across Wales. English versions of these activity sheets are available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6140/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - English

Join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let your library lead you to the beach! Children can use these fun activity sheets to learn about the beaches across Wales. Welsh versions of these activity sheets are available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6141/.

05 August 2022

Gadgeteers_ Digital participation updates

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Please read the guidance notes for more information on how to access your data: https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6031/ Please email sophie.field@readingagency.org.uk if you have any problems downloading the document and accessing...

03 August 2022

How to upload DofE Opportunity Finder Listings (for libraries participating in Gadgeteers)

The Reading Agency is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider. This means libraries participating in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge can list their Summer Reading Challenge volunteering opportunities on the Duke of Edinburgh Award website. Libraries can download this...

03 August 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers Colouring In Sheet

Download this fun Gadgeteers colouring in sheet! Please note, this is a Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the English-language version. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...

29 July 2022

bsmall's Young Language Learner Competition

Open to young linguists aged 6-11, the b small Young Language Learner Award 2022 aims to support and encourage language learning through story-writing. Created by independent children’s publisher b small publishing, this popular award has previously run in 2014...

29 July 2022

The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith Activity Resource

This resource accompanies the puzzle-packed epic adventure The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith by Loris Owen, the first book in her middle grade series. You’ll find: chapter-by-chapter lesson material, discussion prompts, activity suggestions and a fun quiz at the end! The...

21 July 2022

Gadgeteers Area Cards

Produced in partnership with Science Museum Group. Download and share these fun Area Cards to learn more about the role of science and innovation in our Gadgeteers’ 6 main interest areas: Food, Fashion, Entertainment, Sport, Music, Environment. Each card is...

19 July 2022

StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge Activity Pack (Welsh)

This is the Welsh version of the Activity pack created for the 15 libraries taking part in StoryTrails. You can see the Welsh nationwide version here StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to...

19 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails (15 libraries)

This Activity Pack is for the 15 libraries taking part in StoryTrails. You can find a nationwide version of this Activity Pack here. StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Trail

Create an adventure in your own back garden this summer with this Activity Trail pack. Print out the PESTS, hide them wherever you want and see who can find the most of them. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Pack

Create your own PEST party, test your knowledge and draw your dream pizza with this activity pack celebrating the must-read, madcap new series from the creator of ‘Diary of Pig’. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but heroic mouse who might...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Teachers Notes

Explore the themes of ‘How to Catch a Rainbow’ with your Year One, Reception or Early Years class with these Teachers Notes from Oxford Children’s Books. Includes activities for whole class and smaller groups, all linked to the National Curriculum. About...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Activity Sheets

Explore all the colours of the rainbow with this activity sheet and colouring in sheet. About the Book Freya loves rainbows. She loves their bright colours and their curvy shape. More than anything, she wishes she has one of her very own....

15 July 2022

UKRAINIAN Gadgeteers: Children's Certificate

Download this Ukrainian certificate to reward children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022, Gadgeteers! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

15 July 2022

UKRAINIAN Gadgeteers: Invitation

Download this printable invitation for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022! Please note: the front and back of the invitation are supplied as separate PDFs within the folder. There are English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh versions of this resource available via the...

15 July 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Ukrainian)

Download and print this A4 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

13 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Treasure Hunt Activity Sheet

This activity sheet pairs with the printed Gadgeteers treasure hunt cards. Libraries can download this sheet in colour and in black & white by clicking on the link below. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the...

13 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Printable Treasure Hunt Characters

Libraries can download these printable treasure hunt character cards to use in ‘Gadgeteers’ activities! A matching activity sheet for children is available via the link below. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the...

08 July 2022

Summer of Fun assets (WALES ONLY)

WALES ONLY Download assets to promote Summer of Fun branded activities in your libraries. Assets are available in both English and Welsh, but should only be used by Welsh libraries participating in the Welsh Government funded campaign. Please note: this is a locked...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Puzzles Activity Sheet

Download these fun Welsh-language Gadgeteers themed puzzle activity sheets for children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. This download also includes an answer sheet. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Family Favourites Activity Booklet

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about science and innovation, seeking to spark children’s curiosity about the world around them – a great theme to inspire readers of all ages. This Welsh-language activity sheet enables you to keep a record...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Reader Review Bookmarks

Download and print these reader review bookmarks for Gadgeteers participants to fill in! This resource is available in colour and in black & white. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Gadgeteers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Children's Certificates

Download these Welsh-language certificates to reward children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022, Gadgeteers! This folder includes: - Standard certificate - Mini Challenge certificate - Special achievement certificate - Schools achievement certificate (including an adaptable version for number of pupils) Please note: this is...

07 July 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers: Name Tags

Librarians can download these Gadgeteers-themed badges in Welsh to use for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022! This resource contains name tag templates in colour and in black & white. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the...