Track down six amazing books and become a Wild World Hero this summer – stand up for the future of our planet by joining in a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment.
How to take part
To take part, visit your local library and sign up between Saturday 26 June and Tuesday 31 August. It’s all completely free and you will receive our specially designed A4 envelope full of goodies including; a Wilderville poster and stickers, a bookmark and, exclusive to Leicester City libraries, our ‘zine’ competition template.
You then have until Saturday 11 September to complete the challenge by reading books borrowed from your local library or online from our ebook/eAudiobook collections, and collect your certificate and medal.
There’s also lots more free fun in your local library all summer, including:
- Storytelling sessions
- Wild World selfie scene with a weekly prize draw
- Sunflower growing pack
- Wild World coding games
- Wild World activities sheets
Keep your eyes open for the local posters or ask a member of staff when you visit.
Check out our Summer Reading Challenge YouTube playlist to watch our Wild World Heroes introduction video, our ‘zine’ competition videos and a brand new wild story each week from Wednesday 23 June. Go to YouTube playlist.
Adults can get involved too
Adults can also get involved and ‘Go Wild’ reading along with the kids this this summer. Simply borrow and rate six books between 26 June and 31 August, and you could win £30 worth of books. Books can be in physical, talking book, eBook or eAudiobook formats – but must be borrowed from Leicester libraries during the above dates. Entries can only be received by completing the printed forms available from participating libraries; or by submitting an online entry form.
Join the fun, free game
Beat the Street
Aim of the Game
Earn as many points as possible for you and your team by walking, running, scooting, cycling or rolling between Beat Boxes across Leicester Wednesday 26th May 2021 – Wednesday 7th July 2021.
Children aged 11 and under play with a Beat the Street fob, which they will receive from their school. Anyone aged 12 and above plays with a Beat the Street card. Create your account online, and once you’ve collected your card or fob, connect your fob to your account. Each player will need their own account. Use the Beat Box map to plan your route and get going!
The game in Leicester runs from 0.01am on Wednesday 26th May 2021 until 7pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021.
Please be aware these dates are subject to change. We are working alongside Leicester’s public health advisors to ensure the game can be launched safely.
Playing the Game
1. Find Beat Boxes nearest to you on the map.
2. Hover your card or fob in front of the Beat Box until it beeps and flashes.
3. Walk, cycle, run or scoot to a different Beat Box within an hour.
4. Swipe the Beat Box with your card and fob until it beeps and flashes to score 10 points.
5. Now carry on your journey and score more points for each extra Beat Box you swipe.
The teams at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the game win hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers. There are leaderboards for school & community teams. Highest average and highest points prizes are available.
Registered players can also win weekly Lucky Box prizes such as vouchers and Beat the Street goodies for taking part.
Children can also complete challenges and receive certificates.
We will be adding any information videos here from ClassDojo.
Please remember to log on to ClassDojo as there will be homework and reminders added to class pages plus whole school information posted.
Please read the latest letter to parents regarding Test and Trace
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Please download this PDF for the Flu vaccine for your child. It is for the acceptance and decline of the vaccine.
Protecting each other
Dear parents, this morning a number of parents have complained about parents not wearing a face covering on school grounds. They feel they and their children are not being protected from coronavirus. Please think of others and wear a face covering on school grounds. If you are exempt please consider wearing a face shield. Thanks for all your continued support in this difficult time.
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