Errigal College, Letterkenny recently held a Reading Challenge for the school’s students and teachers.
The Drop Everything and Read programme encouraged those taking part to read for 20 minutes each day. Prizes were awarded to the students who read the most books, wrote the best book review and produced the best art work.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the special time set aside for reading and Ms Markham, Head of English said: “It really changed the atmosphere in the classroom to see so many students reading and enjoying various books”.
The books were all loaned from the school library, which was established with the help of students and parents fundraising. EC school librarian, Anne Gill said “I was delighted that the library was even busier than usual”.
School Principal Mr Charlie Cannon presented the prizewinners with Shop LK vouchers. He said the prizes were well deserved and he praised the students for their participation and dedication to the Drop Everything and Read programme. He also praised the English Teachers; Ms Markham, MS Jordan and Ms MacDonald, and art teacher, Ms McGuiness.
“Our library facilities really are top class and our excellent librarian Anne Gill is always busy. It was very rewarding to see so many of our students enjoying our library.”
Reader of most books: Christopher Coleman, 1st Prize €25; Sean Houston 2nd Prize €15; Chloe Lindsay 3rd Prize €10.
Writer of the best Book Reviews: Joseph Friel 1st Prize €25; Nazar Dorrian 2nd Prize €15; Caoimhe Wilkie 3rd Prize €10.
Winners of the art competition: Caitlin Masterson 1st Prize €25; Kyle McCloskey 2nd Prize €15.