Activities & Events

Discover here ideas to encourage both staff and pupils to read for pleasure, including challenges, reading role models, and ideas of activities linked to individual titles. Don’t forget to also look at the Book Awards and Author & Storyteller sections.
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Reading Role Models

SLS Reading Role Models is a summer holiday initiative for teachers, to encourage them to read a contemporary children’s title, and share it with their class at the beginning of September. 

SLS Reading Challenge

Research shows that reading for pleasure increases literacy levels in students. To help build a reading culture across the whole school community, the SLS produces Reading Challenges for KS1 - KS3.

Winter Warmers/Summer Sizzlers

Wishing to encourage your parents to engage with reading at home?  This information sheet will give you ideas on how to run an event in school to foster that shared reading habit.

Books With Notes

This section contains books from previous Book Awards that have sets of activities included. If you click on a particular book, you will find notes about the author and title and some suggested activities involving the book.

Running a Book Event

During the school year, you may wish to run a whole school book event, or set up a reading group. These documents will provide useful advice and guidance on how to get started.

Public Library

Please take a look at the Hampshire Public Library website, with links to the current Reading Challenges and other events for you to take part in during the holidays. The site has many useful links for you, and you can even sign up for the Monthly Newsletter to stay up to date.