Summer reading competition winners

Thousands of youngsters have once again taken part in Aberdeenshire Council’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Almost 9,000 children took in the 2012 Marathon Read Challenge by successfully completing six books of their own choice over the summer holidays.

In recognition of this year’s Olympic Games, the challenge was chosen to link in with the sporting theme and aimed to help promote healthy bodies and minds.

Run by the Aberdeenshire Council Library Service since 2000, the challenge is a fun and accessible way for children of all ages and abilities to get involved with books.

Prizes were presented on Saturday, September 17, to the winners of two fun competitions which ran alongside the reading challenge, the first of which involved creating a trophy, and the second writing a short story about a day in the life of a hero or heroine.

Story competition winners included: Abigail Callander, Inverbervie Age 6 and under winner; Nicole Taylor, Stonehaven 7-9 years winner; Kerri Watson, Fettercairn 10+ winner; Lily-Anna Barclay, Portlethen Age 6 and under winner

Jorga Kemp, Portlethen was the 7-9 years winner of the model competition.