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Hampton Library & Leisure Centre, Clayburn Road, Hampton Vale, Peterborough,
Story times and rhyme times for Under Fives. Holiday activities and events. Summer Reading Challenge. Orientation visits from school groups and other formal groups. Reading Groups. .
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Werrington Library, Peterborough Central Library & Archives, Hampton Library James Nicol, author of The Apprentice Witch will be flying in on his broomstick to run fun creative workshops for children at Vivacity Libraries. Using his popular children's books as inspiration, James will take you through creating magical creatures as well as magical glyphs for casting spells and helping you think about how these might be the basis for a story. Suitable for children aged 7-10 years, a Wonderful Witchy Workshop is just £4 per child - book in person at any Vivacity Library.
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Age Range: 7 - 10
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Drawing Heroes
In these free workshops with artist James Parsons, children will learn about drawing comics, designing characters and writing storyboards with a professional artist. Children can also earn their Arts Award Discover, and will learn about different art forms and find out what it’s like being an artist. The workshops are for ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult and booking in advance is strongly recommended as places are limited. Book at any library. Werrington: 24 Feb 11.30-1.30 Hampton 24 Feb 2.30-4.30pm Central 25 Feb 10am-12pm
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Peterborough Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Children are invited to participate in our annual Summer Reading Challenge. This is a national promotion organised by the Reading Agency. There is a different theme each year. Research at national level has shown that participation in the Summer Reading Challenge means that children perform better at school on their return to studies after the summer break. It is a great way to get children enthusiastic about reading more – it can encourage them to read different authors, different genres as well as books written by the favourite author. Reading books and talking about the books they read also leads to a progression in their writing skills. Children can research their favourite authors online to find out more about them and how they became writers, this may inspire some of them to become writers themselves. Young people (the scheme is primarily aimed at 4-11 year olds) are invited to register for the challenge and then choose, read and review six books of their choice during the school summer holidays. Participants collect incentives along the way and all those who complete six books are given a certificate to mark their achievement. The Reading Agency run a tie in website: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk, where young people can post reviews, pose questions to authors and interact with their peers. Although ultimately it is down to the young people to choose their books, we do try hard to extend children’s range and experience of authors and books and aim to take them out of their “comfort zones” to an extent during the challenge.
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Age Range: 4 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes