Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, 14 July 2017

Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Crazy about crime fighting? Wild about wildlife? Well even if you’re not perhaps you know some little ones who might be.
Allow me to introduce this years’ summer reading challenge. The theme is “Animal Agents” and features a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! The band of furry, slippery and feathered characters are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries.
The idea is simple. Over the summer holidays we are challenging children aged 4-11 to sign up to the Big Friendly Read and read six library books from their local library. Not only is it fun, it’s also absolutely free. Furthermore, every child who completes the challenge will be a proud recipient of a medal, wristband and certificate celebrating their achievement. Here in Tameside, any child who completes the Big Friendly Read before Saturday 23rd September will also be entered into a special prize draw for a chance to win an experience for up to 8 people at either the Sky High Adventure Centre, Total Adrenaline, Hyde Leisure Pool or iPlay Zone courtesy of Active Tameside.

If you want to join in the Big Friendly Read you can do so by signing up at any one of Tameside’s libraries. Last year over 2500 children took part, and this year we intend to go one better. To help anybody who joins along in the challenge, our libraries will be putting on a series of activities such as treasure hunts, crafts and games. As with everything else in the Big Friendly Read these events, details of which can be found on our website here, are free and there’s no need to pre-book.

But the Big Friendly Read is just one part of the larger programme of activities we’re putting on for children and families this summer. Our countryside teams and museums will also be getting in on the act with a variety of free and fun indoor and outdoor events.

So if you want to your children to have fun and learn this summer in Tameside have a look to see what activities suit you. From reading challenges to live plays, countryside walks to beekeeping, come and join us and get your next few months sorted.

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