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Children celebrate achievements in Knowsley’s libraries

by Gemma Melling

Children in Knowsley have celebrated completing a range of exciting Library Service initiatives at a special event in Huyton Library.

Youngsters received medals and certificates for completing the Roald Dahl inspired summer reading challenge – ‘The Big Friendly Read’.

Halewood Church of England School collected the school Summer Reading Challenge award for the most pupils completing the challenge. Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School were the runners-up.

Halewood C of E Primary, Reading Challenge Winners.

Halewood C of E Primary, Reading Challenge Winners.


Our Lady's, Reading Challenge runners-up

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary pupils, Reading Challenge runners-up, with Cllr Eddie Connor

Children were able to get involved in lots of exciting activities in the libraries over the school summer holidays. The winners and runners-up of the writing and drawing competitions were also presented with medals and certificates at the celebration event, as were the winners of the summer quiz.


Amber Griffiths, 8, Jas Singh, 5, Writing competition runners-up, Ella Bowen, 8, Writing competition winner 


Quiz winners

Evie Butler, 8, and Daisy Bush, 7, Quiz Award Winners


Drawing Competition Winner

Lillia Worthington, 10, Winner of the Drawing competition

Those attending the event were treated to a 10 minute dramatic re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by the talented Eden Ballantyne from Stories Alive.

Shakespeare performance

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was performed by Eden Ballantyne from Stories Alive

Knowsley’s Libraries offer lots of term-time and school holiday activities for children including coding, story and rhyme sessions for under fives. If you’d like to find out more contact your local branch or visit the council’s website for more information.