Reading challenge successfully completed by more than 7,000 children
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Congratulations to children from the Staple Hill area, pictured at their local library receiving medals and certificates for successfully completing the Summer Reading Challenge.
Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Howard Gawler, was on hand to present the children with their awards. The group represents more than 7,000 children in South Gloucestershire who took part in this year’s event at libraries across the district, making it our most successful reading challenge ever.
Speaking at the event at Staple Hill Library, Cllr Howard Gawler said: “It’s wonderful to see so many children in South Gloucestershire this enthusiastic about reading. Children’s reading ability can often dip during the long summer holidays, but the Summer Reading Challenge helps ensure that they return to school confident and motivated readers. All of the children who have completed the challenge should be congratulated for their fantastic efforts.”
The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge encouraged young people to read six books or more during the holidays.
Visit www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk to find out more details about this year’s Mythical Maze-themed challenge or www.facebook.com/sgloslibraries
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