Pupils celebrate their great reading skills - and win £1,000 for new books

Willington Lower School wins Reading Culture Award for the eastern region.
Willington Lower School wins Reading Culture Award for the eastern region.

Staff and pupils at Willington Lower School are celebrating a great reading achievement.

The school with 63 pupils has won the Reading Culture Award for the eastern region beating almost 370 other schools.

The key stage two class at Willington took part in the national Read For My School competition organised by the Book Trust.

Teacher Louise Buisson said: “We were very proud to find out that our school was one of the top scoring for average reads per pupil. I was asked to submit a report about the reading culture in our school and was thrilled to find that our school’s entry was judged to be the best in the region. The Reading Culture Award is accompanied by a voucher for £1,000 to be spent on books.”

She was joined by headteacher Elizabeth Dun at an awards ceremony in Peterborough, along with eight of the pupils who had been involved in the competition.

At the event there was a talk by children’s author Megan Rix before the prizegiving. The school plans to spend the £1,000 - donated by Pearson Education - on expanding the library to complement the creative curriculum approach.