The summer reading challenge ‘Animal Agents’ is now under way with pupils being encouraged to continue reading six books over the summer holidays. Prizes and incentives are being offered to those who complete the challenge, which is open to children aged 4 to 12 years.
Headteacher at Crickhowell High School, Jackie Parker, said: “We want to promote the use of the Community Library as a space for the school and the local community to share as part of our ongoing commitment to raising literacy standards. We’ll be encouraging some of our pupils to become reading volunteers at the library this summer, which we believe is a great way to spread our reading message to younger readers.”
Libraries at Builth, Crickhowell and Llanidloes were chosen to launch this year’s summer reading challenge because all three have been through big changes during the past year:
¨ Builth has relocated to Antur Gwy, a shared building in the town.
¨ A change of management at Crickhowell Library has seen Crickhowell High School run the service for the community, supported by Powys Library Services and Friends of the Library.
¨ Llanidloes Library has joined forces with the museum in the Town Hall.
Last year, 1,600 children in Powys started the Reading Challenge, with 1,017 pupils completing it to gain their medals and certificates. Across Wales the total figure was 39,222.
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