Chil­dren col­lect awards after com­plet­ing read­ing chal­lenge

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

YOUNG book­worms have been pre­sented with awards for com­plet­ing a li­brary read­ing chal­lenge.

Hun­dreds of chil­dren took part in the Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge at Mac­cles­field Li­brary.

The theme was called Myth­i­cal Maze and the chal­lenge was for the chil­dren to read six books over the sum­mer hol­i­days, col­lect­ing stick­ers and do­ing ac­tiv­i­ties along the way.

Staff held an awards cer­e­mony where coun Janet Jack­son, pic­tured, Mac­cles­field town mayor, pre­sented the chil­dren with their cer­tifi­cates and medals. Kather­ine Yates, li­brar­ian, said: “Con­grat­u­la­tions to the 859 chil­dren who took part in this year’s sum­mer read­ing chal­lenge. We’re pleased to say that 550 chil­dren com­pleted the chal­lenge and won an award.

“The aim of the chal­lenge is to en­cour­age read­ing for plea­sure and tak­ing part helps chil­dren keep up their read­ing skills over the long sum­mer hol­i­days.”

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