Read for the World Record
The reading challenge where every minute counts!
Read for the World Record is Scholastic’s annual, global initiative that aims to inspire children to read more over the summer holidays as part of a record breaking attempt.
The record, which currently stands at 95,859,491 minutes, was set during summer 2012 by children from around the globe. This year’s official world record-breaking attempt has now started!
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Why take part?
- Inspiration to read: Being part of a global record-breaking team can help to motivate children to read more over the summer.
- Maintain and improve academic skills: Children who read more books over the summer have been proven to perform better on autumn reading tests than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.
- More free books: The Book Fair is the perfect place for pupils to stock up on summer reading … and earn more Rewards for your school!
Get children enthused
Read for the World Record is free to take part, simple to join and can be run in conjunction with other summer reading schemes. Here are some tips for getting children enthused – just click on the images to download the resources:
- Put up posters around the school to catch their interest:
- Hand out book marks to help with summer reading:
- Let pupils know about the challenge before your Book Fair arrives so that they can think about the books they’d like to read over the summer. See book selection
- Set a reading goal for pupils, classes and the school.
- Quotes from Yr 5/6 children who took part in 2010:
“It encouraged me to read more” – Ryan
“Made me more excited to read” – Thomas
“Inspired me to read at home” – Lewis
“Helped me with my spellings as more confident” – Jack
“It made me more confident working with younger ones as I helped fill in the minutes for them.” – Lewis
If you have any questions, please email Read for the World Record
Go to the Read for the World Record website
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