SCHOOL pupils rose to the challenge and they have been rewarded with hundreds of new books.
A sponsored read of everything from novels and poetry to comic books and recipes took place at Chantry Middle School and Technology College in November to raise money for a scheme run by Angela Wilson of Usborne Books at Home and School.
The students collected £841 in sponsor money and Usborne donated another £504 itself. On Monday, the school received £1,345 worth of new Usborne books.
Special bookplates have also been made to acknowledge all the local businesses that made a donation.