Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Little Finlay wins year’s supply of ice cream for amazing reading efforts over summer

Post Thumbnail

Young north-east bookworms have received special prizes for using their summer break to clock up some impressive reading time.

Primary school pupils were asked to read six books or more as part of a summer reading challenge set up by libraries across Aberdeenshire.

Prizes were awarded by every local facility and 10-year-old Finlay Watson, a regular at Turriff Library, took home the overall Aberdeenshire Star Reader title by devouring the most books.

The winners received certificates and a medal produced on a 3D printer.

Finlay also received a £100 book gift card to ensure he has some fresh titles to work through now, and a year’s supply of ice cream which was donated by Mackie’s.

Karin Hayhow, marketing director at Mackie’s, said: “Regular reading is such an important part of a child’s development.

“We are very proud to support a local challenge that’s helping the next generation get excited about reading as they let their imagination take them on a journey with each page they turn.”

Prizes were also up for grabs for bookmark designs in the a creative competition, and the winners received their goodies during a recent ceremony at the council’s headquarters in Aberdeen.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]