Summer readers awarded for a love of books
4:30pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Latest News
BOOKWORMS at Churchfields Academy were crowned as reading champions today.
To mark the start of National Children’s Book Week, nine students in Years 7, 8 and 9 from Churchfields who completed this year’s national Summer Reading Event received a certificate and a book of their choice from a selection of different titles.
This was in addition to the medal and certificate they received from their local library for completing the challenge.
Graham Small, learning resources manager at Churchfields, said: “Nine children completed the reading challenge over the summer and we presented them with a principal commendation certificate in a short ceremony.
“We were pleased and proud of all the students who took part and completed the challenge.
“Reading for pleasure is something we really encourage here at Churchfields and we encourage them to read at home as often as they can, as well as here in school, in order to put them in the best position for success in the future.”
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge required children to read at least six books over the holidays and record these in ‘passports’ at their local public library.
Now in its 15th year, the challenge, which is run by charity the Reading Agency, has been shown to increase children’s reading range and their enjoyment of books, as well as building confidence and independent reading while combating the dip in children’s literacy levels during the long break from school.
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