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Fonetti - The Read Aloud App

The National Read Aloud Challenge is a free, fun and engaging summer reading challenge that encourages children to read aloud more over the summer. Our aim is to enhance children’s love for reading by using technology as well as reducing the summer reading regression that inevitably occurs over the summer break.

This initiative involves using the award-winning Fonetti Read Aloud App, which offers a range of engaging stories and factual books. By participating in this challenge, children will build confidence in reading, develop speech and comprehension skills, and enhance vocabulary - all while having fun.

What’s in it for the children?

Throughout the challenge, the children will enjoy free access to the Fonetti in app library. They can earn certificates signed by our brand ambassador Clare Balding CBE, rank on the Challenge Leaderboard, and even bag amazing prizes.

What’s in it for the school?

During this challenge, children at your school will collaborate as a team to read as many books as possible. If your school is part of a MAT, you will also be able to compete against the other schools within your trust. By doing so, your school will have a chance to win a FREE trip to London for an awards ceremony! The event, hosted by Clare Balding CBE, invites two teachers and top-performing pupils from your school to attend. MAT schools also have the chance to win an award dedicated to their trust.

How do schools get involved?

You really don’t have to do much at all!

  1. Enrol your school via the simple form here and you will receive a personalised URL for your school.
  1. Promote the challenge to parents & carers, children and staff using the promotional resources provided on your unique school web page.
  1. Parents & carers at your school will sign up their children by following the personalised school URL or by scanning the QR code provided.

Enrol your school now and let's kick-start the summer reading season!

To find out more visit https://www.readaloudchallenge.co.uk/schools.




SLS UK is a collective of Schools Library Services covering the UK. Run by experienced qualified librarians, our mission is to be a catalyst for learning and reading for pleasure by providing teachers and schools with the ideas, research and resources they need to deliver positive outcomes for pupils.

We do this by offering:

•                      Cost-effective learning resources subscriptions

•                      Specialist consultancy that connects with the curriculum

•                      Library services, from advice to supply