As part of the build up to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and the Liverpool Readathon (2nd-13th March), Everton in the Community are launching a reading for pleasure initiative that will encourage primary school children across Liverpool to try a wide range of books.
The ‘Reading Bingo’ card provides pupils with 14 different challenges, from reading a book of poetry to listening to an audiobook. Every time the children complete a challenge, they score a goal. For every 5 goals (5 books) a pupil scores, your school will be entered to win an activity day from Everton in the Community such as glow in the dark dodgeball or a day of football coaching for the school.
Children can choose whatever book they wish that fits the challenge. They could read picture books, graphic novels… whatever they wish! Also, if a pupil has started a book and it’s not for them, this can still be recorded on their card as they are exploring different types of reading.
Liverpool Learning Partnership has created some posters that will give pupils some ideas of the types of the books that they could choose for some of the categories.
Everton in the Community will also be looking for pupils that have made progression with their reading (recommended by schools), read in adventurous locations and those who have tried to complete the most challenges.
The competition will launch on the 5th February and will close on the 5th March (World Book Day). Schools will then have one week to send across their bingo cards. Results will then be released the week commencing 25th March and winners will be announced.
Schools taking part can share their reading with @eitc and @ReadingatLLP, using the hashtags #PLPrimaryStars and #efcreaders. You can download the bingo card and posters below. To register an interest please contact Elena Barton at EITC on firstname.lastname@example.org. She will then be in touch with schools with further details and to let you know how to send in your completed cards.