Reading challenge success
A talented pupil from Burrelton Primary School has won this year’s Culture Perth and Kinross Summer Reading Challenge story competition.
Eight-year-old Joseph Beattie, who is in primary four, impressed judges with his story about a noisy cat and a spider and won a voucher for Alan’s Pet shop in Perth.
A record one in ten five to 11-year-olds across Perth and Kinross signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge this year, amounting to 1339 children.
Those who completed the challenge of reading six library books over the summer holidays received a certificate and gold medal for their efforts at award ceremonies throughout the region.
Sponsored by Tesco Bank, the programme had an animal agent theme this year.
As kids read, they were asked to use their super sleuth powers to sift through clues and crack a case.
They could also share, create and take part in interactive games online. Other library activities included animal fun days, pet photo competitions and Guide Dog activities.
Joseph’s mum, Claire-Emma, said that he was very excited to have won.
She commented:“He has gone from hating reading at school to enjoying sharing his reading book at home. Having won this writing competition, his confidence is flowing.”
Culture Perth and Kinross, the charitable trust responsible for Perth and Kinross libraries, operates 13 libraries. Morag Lindsay, head of libraries with Culture Perth and Kinross, said:“More than one in ten of the region’s five to 11-year-olds signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, which is up 12% on last year and we’re delighted.”
Impressive Joseph Beattie (8) won the Culture Perth and Kinross Summer Reading Challenge