Steve Barclay MP awards prizes for summer reading champions in March, Chatteris and Wisbech
As part of MP Steve Barclay’s work to encourage reading during the school holidays, his office raised over 2,000 new books for Year 4 in North East Cambridgeshire.
In the back of every book donated via the Read to Succeed campaign was a library token, for children to take to their local library and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge.
As part of Steve’s campaign, those who took part in the challenge could win prizes including a film screening at The Light Cinema, swimming pool party at a local swimming pool, Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ Workshop Session with Rhubarb Theatre, Fenland Bushcraft Workshop Session or Animal Handling Workshop with Lion Learners.
The results are in and schools in March, Chatteris and Wisbech are amongst the top five in North East Cambridgeshire: 1 - Westwood Primary School, March; 2 - Peckover Primary School, Wisbech; 3 - Glebelands Primary Academy, Chatteris; 4 - Burrowmoor School, March; 6 - Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris.
Mr Barclay said: “Congratulations to all the children who completed the challenge and of course to all of the teachers, support staff, parents and grandparents who encouraged them to take part.”
“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, these five schools have been awarded some brilliant prizes which I am sure the year four children will thoroughly enjoy!”