Young readers claim their medals

Pupils from Grange View First School in Widdrington Station being presented with certificates from Coun Scott Dickinson after completing the Summer Reading Challenge. GM022047
Pupils from Grange View First School in Widdrington Station being presented with certificates from Coun Scott Dickinson after completing the Summer Reading Challenge. GM022047

YOUNG bookworms have picked up prizes after enjoying a summer of reading.

A record-breaking number of children took part in Northumberland’s Summer Reading Challenge this year to read at least six books during the school holidays.

The scheme, co-ordinated by the Reading Agency, was taken up by 3,657 youngsters aged four to 11, and included games and crafts in libraries.

All of those completing the challenge received a medal and certificate, including several pupils from Grange View First School in Widdrington Station.

County council Policy Board Member for Culture Val Tyler said: “I’d like to congratulate every single child who took part.”