Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Free Library workshops

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Summer Reading Challenge

Explore Learning are delighted to be a returning sponsor of the ‘Marvellous Makers!’ Summer Reading Challenge 2024’s Library Zone!

We are excited to offer your libraries a FREE ‘Marvellous Makers’ workshop, to be delivered alongside your summer programme of events!

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A trusted learning partner in your community

Since 2001, Explore Learning has worked with thousands of schools and community groups to bring learning to life through FREE engaging workshops.

Our workshop, ‘The Festival Challenge’ will be delivered at your library by our expert tutors, engaging children in a fun packed, educational workshop that puts the joy into learning.

Reserve your spot today - limited places available.

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What does ‘The Festival Challenge’ involve?

Attendees will embark on a creative quest at their local library with the help of the amazing tutors from Explore Learning.

This hour-long workshop for 5-11 year olds, will take children on an adventure using their maths and English skills to break codes, solve problems, create poetry and use their imagination.

Your local Explore Learning team will work with you to promote the event in your community, providing all print and digital resources.

Reserve your spot today - limited places available.

Exciting Competition - Win Prizes!

As part of this year’s workshops, we’re offering a special competition! Families attending the workshops will have a chance to win one of 10 fantastic prizes. Simply by attending one of our library workshops, families in your community can enter into the prize draw.


What does a free workshop include?

As part of our partnership with The Summer Reading Challenge 'Marvelous Makers' our expert tutors will deliver an engaging, fun packed educational workshop that puts the joy into learning. The workshop is designed to be accessible to children aged 5-11, and can be tailored by our experts to all childrens needs.

Our team will arrive 15 minutes before the start of the workshop to set up. We will provide children with workshop booklets, and they will receive a special bookmark and activity booklet to take home showing they have completed the quest.

How can Explore Learning offer their services for free?

Our free workshops that we offer to Libraries, community groups and Schools forms part of our mission to inspire a generation of fearless learners. Our main revenue stream comes from our tuition service paid for by parents. However these workshops allow us to offer educational support to children of all backgrounds, and there are no hidden costs. Workshops do help us to raise awareness amongst the community of our after-school tuition programme, and families can speak to the team on the day to get more information and advice from one of our expert tutors about our other services if they wish to do so.

Are Explore Learning representatives DBS checked and Safeguarding trained?

Yes. All our staff hold enhanced DBS and receive annual safeguarding training.

Do you provide resources for Libraries to support organising and promoting the workshop?

Your local Explore Learning team will work with you to organise and promote the workshop. We will provide pre-made physical and digital materials (e.g Posters, Tickets and Social media assets) that can be used to help promote at a local level. The team will work with you to understand the best ways to promote the offer to families and children in your area, and may use platforms such as Eventbrite or social media to support bookings.

Do Library staff have to run these workshops?

No, the workshops will be ran by your local Explore Learning team. We do ask that Libraries can work alongside our team in the lead up to the event to spread the word, using the materials we provide, or advertising through their own channels such as newsletters etc.

What space is required in the library to run these workshops?

Your local Explore learning team will work with you to understand your libraries available space, and can work to limit the number of spaces if needed to meet health and safety requirements. Small group working areas with tables and chairs are ideal to allow children and their parents to get the most out of the workshop.

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