2013 Reading Challenge

Aberdeenshire Council's chair of education, learning and leisure, councillor'Isobel Davidson, with the three young winners.
Aberdeenshire Council's chair of education, learning and leisure, councillor'Isobel Davidson, with the three young winners.

Prizes were awarded to the winners of the art competition as part of Aberdeenshire’s Summer Reading Challenge recently.

The theme for this year’s challenge was ‘Go Wild With Books’ and encouraged children to improve their literacy skills with around 9,000 school pupils take part who each read six books over the summer holidays - a total of 54,000 books!

Part of the reading competition included an art activity to design and make a collage to tie in with VisitScotland’s theme of the Year of Natural Scotland and a prize-giving event was held at Total E&P UK Limited.

The star prize was a one week holiday at Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond donated by DeVere Group and Katie Cornfield (9), from Turriff took the prize.

Second place was Alyssa Goodbrand (7), from Cruden Bay and third place was George Antonopolous (4) from Banff.

Libraries throughout the area have also picked winners at a local level taking part in the reading activities and young people will be presented with £10 book vouchers.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s education, learning and leisure committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson said: “Every year children of all ages enjoy taking part in the summer reading challenge which aims to promote reading, encourage progression, support curricular outcomes and involve children in cultural activity.

“Well done to everyone receiving a prize, the challenge goes from strength-tostrength each year and the Go Wild theme has produced some very inspiring artwork.”