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Bexleyheath schoolchildren enjoy prizes after winning reading competition

PUBLISHED: 16:29 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 20 April 2018

Pelham Primary School and Crook Log Primary School collect their prizes as Bexlley. Picture: Martin Apps

Pelham Primary School and Crook Log Primary School collect their prizes as Bexlley. Picture: Martin Apps

Simon Dolby

Schoolchildren from Bexleyheath will enjoy free tickets to an ice rink and a castle after winning a reading competition.

Pupils from Crook Log Primary School and Pelham Primary School were the borough winners in a challenge run by children’s charity School Inspirational Services.

Two children from each of the winning classes – Lillia Phillips, seven, and Albert Willy, six, Year 2 pupils at Crook Log, and Susan Hadaki and Demi Rollo, both 11 and from Year 6 at Pelham - were invited to Leeds Castle, just outside Maidstone, with their teachers.

There they were presented with vouchers for every child in the class – to Leeds Castle for Crook Log, and to the Planet Ice rink in Gillingham, for Pelham.

Chief executive of School Inspirational Services, Simon Dolby, said: “They have done fantastically well.

“Since January, all participating schools have collectively amassed 3.6 million minutes of reading.”

Also at the event were supporters from Orbit South and Bexley Rotary Club.

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