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Friday 21st June 2024

Welcome to this week's newsletter. We welcomed a visitor to our assembly on Monday - Claire from Bristol Libraries came to tell the children about this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Marvellous Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2024 | The Reading Agency

Unleash Your Creativity with the Marvellous Makers Summer Reading Challenge! The Summer Reading Challenge returns with an exciting new theme for 2024 - Marvellous Makers! Developed by The Reading Agency in partnership with the charity Create, this year's Challenge celebrates children's creativity and storytelling abilities.

The theme for this year’s #SummerReadingChallenge is Marvellous Makers! Developed in partnership with Create - a leading charity bringing the creative arts to those who need it most - this year’s Challenge aims to fire up children’s imaginations and unleash storytelling and creativity through the power of reading.  

The annual challenge is delivered in partnership with public libraries, and it’s free to take part. From June to September, children taking part in ‘Marvellous Makers’ can discover new stories and explore their creativity – from junk modelling to craft to drawing and painting. 

How to take part
Children can join at any Bristol library from Saturday 6th July.
To take part in the challenge, simply pick up a free folder, collect stickers and then read at least 6 library books. At the end, the reward is a brilliant Summer Reading Challenge medal! Children & families can also take part online.
To take part online go to where children create their own profile with the assistance of an adult. Children are encouraged to read library books, digital eBooks and listen to eAudio books, with fun digital activities, digital badges & a downloadable certificate when they finish.

When is my local library open?

Have a look at the timetable below to find the opening days and times for all of Bristol's libraries.

Coffee and Chat for Parents of Pupils with SEND

A few parents have organised a coffee morning for parents of pupils with SEND, taking place in the community room on Tuesday the 25th June. Come from 9am (after drop off) until about 10.30am.
"This will be another informal get together, a chance for parents of children with SEND, either with or without an EHCP, to meet each other with no fixed agenda other than to try and positively support each other, and hopefully feel less alone in our parenting of our SEND kids."
There's no need to book, please just turn up if you can make it.

Discounted Tickets to DogFest

Our families can claim discounted tickets to DogFest 2024 at Ashton Court using this special code. DogFest is a wonderful day out bursting with activities for the whole family to enjoy, four-legged included! This year's event takes place on 31st August and 1st September 2024. You can find out all about the two-day event by visiting their website

You can claim 20% savings on DogFest tickets using discount code DFLOCAL when buying tickets via their website. See the poster below for more:


Other Information

  • Art on the Hill 2024 is currently open for Artist registration:
  • Summer Holiday Activity - A Bristol charity called inHope are running a fun, family-friendly activity during the summer holidays called the ‘Wild Goose Chase.’
    Fifteen locations in central Bristol will have a knitted Wild Goose to find. Each Goose has a name and it’s your challenge to find them all, discover the secret phrase and unlock a special certificate! Digital trail maps for the Wild Goose Chase are £3 and can be purchased by following this link: Your £3 could provide a hot, nutritious meal for someone sleeping on the streets of Bristol at inHope’s day centre for people struggling with homelessness, called the Wild Goose.
  • Shine Holiday Clubs are running in Southville this summer. For a limited time, get 20% off using the code ‘Early Booker’ in your basket (valid until Sunday 30th June.)

  • Ashton Park School are running a number of Open Events in September 2024 for prospective families. Details are on this poster:

Last week, we shared the dates and times for this year's sports day (Monday 1st July, with a reserve date of Tuesday 2nd July in case of bad weather). Please let your child's teacher know if you are able to help the children walk from school to Victoria Park - the more the merrier! We hope you enjoy the sun and have a lovely weekend.