Axminster pupils are reading challenge champions

PUBLISHED: 09:15 08 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 15 November 2016

St Mary's reading challenge champions collect their £100 prize from Axminster Rotary Club president John Foulkes. Picture CHRIS CARSON

St Mary's reading challenge champions collect their £100 prize from Axminster Rotary Club president John Foulkes. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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St Mary's RC school collects a cheque for £100 from the town's Rotary Club

Pupils from St Mary’s RC Primary School at Axminster collected a cheque for £100 after being named the local library’s summer reading challenge champions.

More pupils from the school read books during the holidays than any other school – with Kilmington a close second.

The prize money was donated by Axminster Rotary Club and handed over by president John Foulkes.

Also at the ceremony was mayor Paul Hayward, who praised the youngsters and said their book reading would serve them well in later life.

He said they could look back and say part of their success was because of what they got from the library and the staff - at ‘the number one library in Devon’.

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