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Wirral children encouraged to take up reading challenge
1:50pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in News
A NEW initiative to get Wirral's children reading this summer has been launched at Birkenhead Library.
The Story Lab was launched by Wirral's mayor, Cllr Gerry Ellis.
Schoolchildren from six Birkenhead primary schools - Mersey Park Primary school, St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School, Devonshire Park Primary School, Cathcart Street Primary School, Christchurch Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School - were entertained at the opening by stories from around the world by Wirral Council's Minority Ethnic Achievement Service.
Cllr Chris Meaden, cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure, said: "The children looked absolutely mesmerised listening to the stories, and were very excited about taking the Summer Reading Challenge and gaining their medal at the end.
"Birkenhead Library has a wonderful children’s section, which proved to be the perfect environment to get the kids interested.
"The Minority Ethnic Achievement Service even set up a tent in the middle of the main library, with props to bring the stories to life."
To join the Summer reading challenge, visit your local library at the beginning of the summer holidays and ask for a membership form.