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Reading rewarded with medals and ceritifcates
9:33am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
Reading was rewarded for 8,000 Wirral children when they received medals and certificates for their enthusiasm towards the Storylab initiative.
The medals followed the Olympic design and colour scheme and were presented last week to children by library staff in school assemblies all over Wirral.
Children from Grove Street Primary in New Ferry received their awards while dressed in Edwardian costume as part of an Edwardian day.
Councillor Chris Meaden, cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure said: “When we launched the Summer Reading Challenge in June we knew that Wirral’s children were ready to really excel themselves, from the great reaction we got to the Storylab.
“For over 8000 children to take part is absolutely mindblowing.
"This is the most successful Summer Reading Challenge ever and it is all thanks to the libraries, families, schools and most of all, to the children who took part with such enthusiasm.”
Meg Marshall, headteacher of Grove Street Primary School, said: “Our families have loved visiting the libraries during the August break, and more children than ever have taken part in the Reading Challenge, which is a wonderful opportunity."
The Summer Reading Challenge ran in libraries throughout the school holidays and challenged children to read six or more books as part of Storylab, a fun and interactive world that brings books to life.
Nearly 4,000 children completed the challenge of visiting Wirral libraries on six occasions to return books they had read.