Today sees the launch of a brand new reading competition run by the National Literacy Trust to celebrate the 50th birthday of Ian Fleming’s book ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. There are lots of exciting prizes to be won!
In the original story, the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car takes the Pott family on a very special journey. To take part in the competition, children will go on their very own magical reading tour, spending time reading both at home and at school, in order to fuel Chitty’s tank.
For every 10 minutes they spend reading, children will earn one litre of fuel for the tank – 10 hours (or 60 litres!) in total. They will record their reading in their very own “Driver’s Log”, and every child who successfully fills Chitty’s fuel tank and completes their magical reading tour will receive a special certificate in Good Work Assembly and will be entered into a national prize draw to win prizes such as an e-reader, original artwork from the book or books for the school library.