According to Vice Principal of KiiT International School in Bhubaneswar, East India, children no longer sleep on the bus, they read. And it’s all thanks to the Summer Reading Challenge.
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in countries all over the world and is delivered internationally by the British Council. Activity is not restricted to the school summer holidays, in fact it’s been happening in libraries and schools in East India between April and December.
Children in East India are challenged to read six books within six weeks. They also take part in workshops delivered by British Council facilitators. Some of the activities include story telling, puppet making and book review writing. Children also enjoy using the Summer Reading Challenge website.
The children from KiiT International School have loved the challenge this year and have certainly been busy, reading close to 5,000 books altogether! And at the end of the Challenge children celebrate at their very own ceremony, as they do in the UK, and are presented with a certificate to mark their achievement.
“This year’s Creepy House was a totally new experience and I would be eager to join it again. I read as many books as I could. Each of them had a different flavour. I enjoyed the workshops too. Thank you British Council.” – Suroma, age 11
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