Monday 22 October 2018 to Friday 07 December 2018
City Hall / Mokdong / Seocho Young Learner Centre

British Council Young Learners Centre is running the annual Reading Challenge, a programme which aims to encourage children to read more books. This year’s theme is ‘Mischief Makers’, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano.

2018 Reading Challenge ‘Mischief Makers’

Your child can help Dennis, Gnasher and friends explore Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure – with tons of fun along the way!

It’s totally free and to get started all your child has to do is sign up at their local British Council centre where they will be given a collector poster to keep a record of their Reading Challenge journey. As they read their books, each child will receive special stickers to complete their poster. Once they have collected all the stickers they will be able to find the buried treasure and become top mischief makers!

Children are encouraged to read at least six books. They can be any books they like – novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count – and your British Council centre will have staff on hand to help children choose books they will really enjoy.

What is the Reading Challenge?

The Reading Challenge is a programme co-ordinated by the Reading Agency which aims to encourage children to read more books.

It is run in UK libraries during the summer holidays. A modified version is offered to British Council centres who run the Challenge in their libraries, teaching centres and in local schools across the globe.

Every year the Reading Challenge has a different theme – this year it is ‘Mischief Makers'. The Challenge is supported by an interactive website with a range of children’s activities.

The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment and the programme is very popular with children and parents.

British Council Reading Challenge

With the expansion of the Reading Challenge in the UK, a lot of British Council teaching centres in different countries run the Reading Challenge every year. Last year’s Reading Challenge involved 35 offices in 19 countries, and reached thousands of children.