YOUNG bookworms from Haughton St Giles Primary School have scooped the top prize in a reading challenge.
The Stafford District Summer Reading Challenge Cup is a special trophy competition organised by Stafford Library and awarded to the school with the highest percentage of pupils who complete the national reading scheme.
A whopping 75 per cent of pupils at the Prince Avenue school took part in the challenge, with 33 per cent completing by reading six books over the summer holidays.
Class teacher Mary Bush, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that so many of our children have taken part. We’ve already seen the benefits in school with the children’s reading.”
The cup has been engraved with the name of the school and will be retained by them for display until next summer.
Sue Ball of Staffordshire Libraries presented a group of pupils aged from six to 11 with the trophy.
Second and third place certificates went to Stone’s Christchurch First School, and Oulton First School, both with more than 20 per cent of their pupils completing the challenge.
A record number of children took part in this year’s scheme across the county. More than 14,000 started the scheme and almost 9,000 completed it, beating last year’s total by 1,200 readers.