Bexley children excel in Summer Reading Challenge
PUBLISHED: 13:38 17 October 2013 | UPDATED: 13:38 17 October 2013
More than 30 Bexley youngsters received certificates from the borough's mayor Cllr Sharon Massey to recognise their achievement in completing the Summer Reading Challenge.
Each of the borough’s 11 libraries nominated three children to represent them at the presentation. In total 4,580 Bexley children took part.
Cllr Don Massey, Bexley’s cabinet member for leisure and community safety, said afterwards: “It was a pleasure to attend and to see how much children enjoy the reading opportunities our libraries offer.
“The Summer Reading Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to nurture a love of reading from a young age and I am delighted that this year has seen an increase in numbers.
“Particular congratulations go out to the children nominated by their respective libraries for having stood out by the way they tackled and achieved the challenge.”
Children taking part in Summer Reading Challenge were invited to read six or more books of their choice. Library staff and volunteers gave encouragement and talked to the children about the books they read. Children also took part in story and craft activities along the way.