A BANBURY school can encourage more children to be bookworms after it won a summer reading challenge.
Dozens entered the Castle Quay Shopping Centre competition to win a bundle of 35 books.
The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2017 was organised by Oxfordshire Libraries and supported by the Banbury shopping centre.
During the summer it staged a host of events including arts and craft, face painting, had a visit from PAW Patrol and offered a reading area for youngsters to take time out.
Winning school Bishop Loveday CE Primary School said it was “proud” of the children who took part. Assistant headteacher Pam Wilson said: “We are always grateful for any competitions and activities that encourage our children to engage in reading, especially over the long summer holidays. Many thanks for the new reading material – our children always love to have new books to read.”
Paul Jackson, shopping centre manager, said: “Encouraging children to read is very important and our summer activities were really popular with families in Banbury with many signing up to the challenge and enjoying our reading area.”