Become a reading champ with British Council’s Reading Challenge!

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An ‘outer space’ experience for your little readers. The reading challenge by British Council provides an exciting reading adventure; encouraging kids to read for pleasure, improve their English, develop storytelling & creative writing skills and become confident readers. Challenge accepted!

How important is reading for children? The benefits cannot be stressed enough! It helps build creative skills, speaking skills and writing skills. Books open doors – to imagination. It helps broaden & shape their young minds. It also instils confidence. The British Council ‘Global Reading Challenge’ will help enable your kid with all of this and more!

What is the ‘Global Reading Challenge’?

A unique literary adventure for kids, the Global Reading Challenge is brought to you by British Council – in association with the Reading Agency, UK. This year, the challenge is celebrating ‘50 years of humans landing on the moon’ and in honour of that, the theme of the challenge is ‘Space Chase’. The aim of the challenge is to encourage & motivate children to read for pleasure. However, the results are multi-fold. The challenge will also help improve their English, develop their reading skills and build their confidence. To make it unique & fun, the Council has introduced the ‘Rocket Family’, a super space bunch who will help guide the children through all the steps.

“This is the second year that my son is participating in the Reading Challenge. Nowadays children are so addicted to television and video games that they hardly read any books in their spare time. In such a scenario, British Council’s effort is really praise worthy. These fun filled activities have brought children closer to the wonderful world of story books. I personally thank and congratulate British Council for their effort”Pashmina Lakhanpal, parent of a 7 year old

Details you need to know

This six-week challenge is open to children from the age of 5 to 11 years. It is set to begin on 2 November in Bengaluru and will continue from there on. The Reading Challenge will encourage children to read 6 or more books in 6 weeks from a collection of handpicked by British Council. During the challenge, your kid will also benefit from multiple workshops that help them acquire storytelling skills while improving on their reading & creative writing skills.

The challenge will culminate in a mega award ceremony where the winners will be recognised and awarded certificates.

Activities you can look forward to

During the challenge period, participants will also be part of several fun workshops. From describing their favourite characters to learning how to structure stories, the workshops will help young readers build on their imagination. The schedule is as follows:

  • Writing Book Reviews: 17 November
    Think about the book and express views as a book reviewer.
  • Describing Characters: 24 November
    Review characters from the books and develop communication, creativity and imagination skills.
  • Storytelling and Writing: 1 December
    Learn how to structure a story by developing the characters and the plot.

When and Where?

Dates: Starts from November 2nd, 2019

Timing: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays

Contact Number: +91-80-22533005 (Purnima Krishna)

Fees: Rs.3000/- for Non Members | Rs.1500/- British Council Family Membership Holder

Venue Details: British Council, Prestige Takt 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore – 560001

To know more about the program or any queries write to them at or visit the website

The British Council ‘Global Reading Challenge’ is a great opportunity to inspire your kids to ‘go beyond the gadget’ and read! With various activities to fuel curiosity, it’s the perfect way to let them embark upon the biggest reading adventure.

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