Lowestoft youngsters complete summer reading challenge

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

Lowestoft Library manager Tracy Etheridge with children collecting their summer reading challenge certificates - Credit: Archant

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.


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'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.'

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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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