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Summer Reading Challenge awards presentation

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 10:13

This year’s ‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge, supported for the 13th year in succession by the Henry Bloom Noble (HBN) Library, saw 139 young readers complete the challenge.


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230 children signed up for the challenge, which ran during the school summer holidays and tasked the children to read six books and visit the HBN Library three times.


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At an awards ceremony to present the children with medals, certificates and prizes, the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Jonathan Joughin, congratulated the young readers and saying their achievement was ‘marvellous’.


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Borough Librarian Jan Macartney praised the children for their ‘fabulous’ book reviews and enthusiasm for the quiz, competition and ‘Hunt the Character’ contest.


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Workshop sessions saw children working on outer space-related craft-making, while local astronomer Howard Parkin and the Manx Wildlife Trust’s Dawn Dicken gave inspiring talks.


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