Some amazing news has been reported by Denbighshire Library Service in Wales. All of the pupils at two schools in the area took part in the Summer Reading Challenge and completed it.
This is the second year running for Ysgol Esgob Morgan in St Asaph. The whole school completed the challenge last year and their continuing success is, according Bethan Hughes from Denbighshire Library Service, down to "very strong bond between the school and the local library, and the reading for pleasure culture which has been developed." -
The school also has a reading patron, author Helena Pielichaty. Helen works with the school to raise the profile of reading with children, parents and staff.
Tim Redgrave, headteacher at Ysgol Esgob Morgan and the creator of the Patron of Reading scheme says: "Having a Patron of Reading has made a significant difference to all of our children and their approach to reading for pleasure. It has inspired all of them to visit libraries, explore a range of books and authors and is changing their lives - literally! We have a school full of confident readers and it doesn't take a genius to know how this is improving standards across the board at our school."
The second school to complete the challenge is Ysgol Cyffylliog. Ysgol Cyffylliog is a naturally bilingual small rural primary school located in Cyffylliog village in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire, North Wales. They were very proud to have completed the challenge as a whole school and are already looking forward to next year's challenge.
Parents can talk to each other and share medal ceremony photos on our facebook page.
If your child has enjoyed taking part in the 2013 Challenge please consider donating to our Summer Reading Challenge campaign and help us reach more children in 2014. It only costs £3 for three disadvantaged children to take part in the Challenge for free. Please donate £3 to our campaign by texting READ06 £3 to 70070 or by visiting justgiving.com/SummerReadingChallenge.