Justin is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ and help libraries set a Guinness World Record title at the same time.
“Research shows that reading for pleasure is vital for children’s life chances, and that children who use libraries are twice as likely to be above average readers.
“I hope parents, grandparents and carers in Ellesmere Port and Neston will take their children to the library over the summer to pledge their support for children’s reading and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. It’s free, inclusive and makes reading fun - a vital ingredient in building literacy.
“Last year 4785 children in Cheshire West and Chester took part in the Challenge. I hope we can increase that number this year, show local libraries what a valuable asset they are to us and our community and help set a world record at the same time.”