WINTER READING CHALLENGE
This week we have welcomed into school our local Islington Librarian, Raksha Agheda.
Raksha dropped into the assemblies for our Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 and visited Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in class. She came to talk to the children about the importance of joining the local library.
It is FREE and you can join from birth!
She surprised the children by telling them that the youngest person that she helped to join the library was only 6 days old!!
Raksha was delighted to find out that many of our children are already members of their local library and she recognized some of our children as they often go to Archway library.
As the mascot for the Winter Reading Challenge is a penguin
she entertained the children reading from a range of books with stories about penguins.
The children had an opportunity to ask her questions about the library and how it works and she gave out lots of stickers.
Once you join the library then you can join the Winter Reading Challenge as run by Islington Libraries. This is an initiative to keep our children engaged with reading over the winter holidays and beyond.
You need to read books from the library to be able to join the Winter Reading Challenge.
Step 1: Join your local library – www.islington.gov.uk/libraries
Step 2: Join the Winter Reading Challenge
Step 3: Borrow books
Step 4: Read 4 books
Step 5: Get awarded a certificate.
And it is FREE!
Go along to the library, join, borrow books and find out about all the other fun activities that are on.
Thank you Raksha for coming into school.
We hope you meet lots of St Joseph’s children in the library.