Chris Evans launched his 500 WORDS competition today (Monday 18 January) on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show. The writing competition returns for the sixth year, and children around the country aged between 5 and 13 years of age are encouraged to get creative and send in their amazing stories by 7pm on Thursday 25 February.
Reading for pleasure is more important to children’s successes than education or social class. The Summer Reading Challenge gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays while Chatterbooks reading groups help build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.