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2022 Hell Reading Challenge

Julie Bassett —

This term the Year 6 leadership council is supporting the 2022 Hell Reading Challenge.

On Monday and Tuesday the leaders went around to the classrooms to introduce the challenge to our tamariki. Each child will have received a wheel to sign. These can also be found at any Christchurch City Council library.

WHAT IS THE HELL READING CHALLENGE? The HELL Reading Challenge is a well-established programme that has been hugely successful in getting tamariki reading and enjoying the pleasures of stories. The HELL Reading Challenge is free, and it is so easy! Children receive a stamp on their HELL Reading Challenge pizza wheel for each book they read. Once they have read seven books, children can exchange their completed wheel for a free 333 kids’ pizza from any HELL store. Just follow the rules below: • Every child/student must read 7 books to fill up their wheel so that they are able to receive their free 333 kids’ pizza from their local HELL store. • There is no limit on the number of pizza wheels a student can fill up, provided the wheels are stamped and authenticated by a school teacher or librarian. But only one wheel can be redeemed per child per visit. • The child/student must redeem their pizza wheels IN PERSON and before the expiry date, which is Tuesday 31 January 2023. Each wheel will feature detailed rules and regulations, as well as a serial number that will be traced back to your school/library. If you are interested in the short list of the New Zealand book awards, here is a link. It is a wonderful list of books for children to listen to or read themselves.https://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards-for-children-and-young-adults/2022-awards/shortlist/

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