Schools Space Hop Success
BEST Leader Adam McVeighty, from Kents Moat and Sheldon Libraries, and his colleague Emma Sloan delivered a successful bid to the Dragons during January this year. They were looking for a small amount of funding to aid the launch of their summer reading challenge. The team wanted funding to hire Space Hop costumes and pay for bus fares to visit 11 schools over five days in June and July this year. The aim is to deliver a dramatic presentation to schools in the Yardley area and sign up more childrer to the summer reading challenge, where young people are encouraged to read six books over six weeks in July and August.
The benefits of this annual challenge is that children enjoy an opportunity to read books of their choice which, in the long term results in an improvement in their school work. They will also be rewarded with a certificate, medal and a party to celebrate their success. The dragons were very impressed with their presentation and thought it was a wonderful idea, they felt that a great deal of thought and enthusiasm had been put into the pitch.
We look forward to finding out what impact their unique way of launching the summer reading challenge has.