Burn­side book­worms win read­ing chal­lenge

Over half take part

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Over half of pupils at a Ruther­glen school had their heads in books this sum­mer - but it had noth­ing to do with study­ing.

Burn­side Pri­mary was the win­ner of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s sum­mer read­ing chal­lenge which took place over the school hol­i­day pe­riod.

Each child who took part read at least six books of their choice dur­ing the hol­i­days and re­ceived small in­cen­tives along the way to en­cour­age them, in­clud­ing a book­bag and a medal as they clocked up their book tally.

All schools were in­vited to take part in this year’s sum­mer read­ing chal­lenge and the schools with the high­est up­take from each area were re­cently in­vited to at­tend the cel­e­bra­tion event.

In Burn­side, 52 per cent of pupils took up the chal­lenge. This dwarfed the run­ners-up, St Hi­lary’s in East Kil­bride, where 28 per cent par­tic­i­pated.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each of the schools at­tended the spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion event where they were treated to an an­i­mal an­tic­s­themed per­for­mance from South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture’s very own chil­dren’s as­sis­tants and a per­for­mance from Ma­cas­tory as well as re­ceiv­ing their school award.

Chair of the South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture board, Coun­cil­lor David Wat­son, pre­sented the awards.

He said: “It is fan­tas­tic that so many pupils got in­volved with the sum­mer read­ing chal­lenge.

“Un­for­tu­nately the weather wasn’t al­ways great dur­ing the school hol­i­days so I’m de­lighted that chil­dren were able to put their time to good use and get in the habit of read­ing for plea­sure.

“Each and ev­ery pupil who took part should be con­grat­u­lated but Burn­side Pri­mary School de­serves to win this year’s cup for their out­stand­ing ef­forts as over half the school par­tic­i­pated. Well done all.”

Book worms Burn­side pupils Fraser Welsh and Molly Han­ratty pick up the award from South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s Davie Wat­son

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