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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Ideas for Children

Summer Reading Challenge


One excellent way you can keep learning this summer is by taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge!


Instead of joining the challenge in the library, you can join from the comfort of your own home and read whatever books you fancy. Join using the 'Summer Reading Challenge' link below to set up your own personal profile area where you can set reading goals, review books and see book recommendations.


You can enter competitions to practise your reading and writing, get creative and win lovely prizes from your favourite authors! You can also chat to friends on the forum, play games, download activities and get involved in family activities with rewards and unlockable content that will keep you busy throughout the summer. All for free! You can also read and listen to books online for free.


Download your eAudiobooks for free from BorrowBox (see the link below) with your library card! If you don't have a Manchester Libraries card, all you need to do is register using the Manchester Libraries link below and use the temporary library number you are given. 


Enjoy reading, and good luck!

Links to more exciting learning opportunities...

Ideas that you can do on your own...


smiley Build a den or a cave

smiley Host a birthday party for your favourite toy

smiley Make a treasure hunt for your family - why not write some clues?

smiley Do a Joe Wicks exercise class

smiley Cook a meal for your family (ask permission first) or help your adults to cook.

smiley Play hide and seek

smiley Have a fashion show with your fanciest clothes

smiley Write a song and record it on video

smiley Create your own TV show

smiley Make nets and build your own shapes

smiley Create tally charts about the waste you recycle

smiley Make a book mark for your family members

smiley Watch a video about origami and have a go

smiley Make your own board game and play it with your family members

smiley Read, read, read! Read every day. Read books, internet articles, comics.

smiley Join the Summer Reading Challenge (see above for more information)

smiley Make an artistic collage using scrap bits of paper

smiley Teach your brother, sister, adults or someone in your house something they don't already know but you do!

smiley Make a mask

smiley Build a structure out of things you have lying around the house. How tall can you make it?