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Lowestoft youngsters complete summer reading challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 September 2015

Lowestoft Library manager Tracy Etheridge with children collecting their summer reading challenge certificates

Lowestoft Library manager Tracy Etheridge with children collecting their summer reading challenge certificates

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After a summer of reading, these children were rewarded with certificates and medals for their efforts.

About 180 children read six books over the six-week summer holidays in Lowestoft, and attended a celebration at the library on Sunday,September 13.

Library manager Tracy Etheridge said: “It has been a busy summer. In the whole of Suffolk we have had a record number of children join in.

“And we must thank all the volunteers who come in to talk to the children , without them it wouldn’t be the success it has been.”

Among the children picking up their certificates was eight-year-old Shannon Burrows, who goes to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

“My favourite book was called Shannon the Ocean Fairy,” she said. “It was the first book I read and I picked it because of the title.”

Nine-year-old Amie Thomas, who goes to Roman Hill Primary School, said: “It was awesome. My favourite book was Selena the Sleepover Fairy, it was about Selena who went on a school trip to the Natural History Museum. It was quite funny.”

And 11-year-old Marisa Hook, a Sir John Leman High School pupil, said: “This is my sixth year doing the reading challenge, I really enjoy reading and I’m really happy to have my certificate and medal.”

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