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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...

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...

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.

06 July 2022

WELSH Schools Assembly Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this assembly presentation and tell your school all about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! The presentation is in PowerPoint format. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the English-language version.

05 July 2022

WELSH Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested Welsh-language social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries in Wales promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information,...

01 July 2022

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

01 July 2022

Gadgeteers Data Share Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes for more information on accessing the Summer Reading Challenge digital participation data. This resource contains information on: The data share for digital participation in Gadgeteers, including anonymised and personalised data. Please note: this is a locked resource for...

24 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Toolkit for Teachers

This pack brings together StoryTrails and the Summer Reading Challenge, providing apps and session plans to help children and young people explore the themes of innovation, technology and immersive storytelling. Immersive Storytelling using innovative technology offers a powerful way to engage...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities Download Other SRCxST Resources Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Schools Activity Toolkit Welsh Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Welsh Additional Resources and Activities Welsh Get Immersive...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

22 June 2022

PILOT_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Pilot Library Evaluation Form and guidance for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All library authorities running the pilot model of the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the pilot library evaluation form....

22 June 2022

REGULAR MODEL_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Library Evaluation Form and Guidance documents for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All library authorities running the regular model of the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the standard library evaluation...

22 June 2022

WALES_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Library Evaluation Form and Guidance documents for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All Welsh library authorities running the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the library evaluation for authorities in Wales. Library...

16 June 2022

Website Guide for summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

If you’re using our children’s website, summerreadingchallenge.org.uk, you can download this handy guide which explains how to sign up and how to take part in the Challenge online. This guide also includes useful links for parents and carers.

16 June 2022

Join the adventure club with Jess Butterworth - activity pack

Join the adventure club this summer and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Instil a love of reading and adventure with your class with this fantastic series by much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly...

15 June 2022

Gadgeteers Book Collection Guide

A PowerPoint guide to the official Book Collection for the ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Discover more about all the brilliant science and innovation themed books in the collection, just waiting to inspire and empower readers this summer.

26 May 2022

Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information, a press...

26 May 2022

Library Training Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this training presentation to help with library staff training ahead of the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge: Gadgeteers! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should...

26 May 2022

Gadgeteers Core Pack Guide

This helpful guide contains detailed information about how to use this year’s core pack and transformation stickers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

05 May 2022

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

04 May 2022

Schools Information Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This information pack contains key information for schools about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, including next steps for teachers. Please note that you can edit page 4 to include details of your local offer. Download the pack now at the link below!

04 May 2022

Schools Assembly Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this assembly presentation and tell your school all about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! The download contains two versions of the presentation, one you can customise for your region, and one that is ‘ready to share’. The presentations are in PowerPoint...

04 May 2022

Schools Letter Template for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this template and send a newsletter to your local schools’ staff to help spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. This template letter can be customised to suit your local needs when writing to schools about taking part. At...

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (Wales)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (England)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Wales)

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.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

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.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (England)

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.