PUPILS from St John’s Primary School won the National Reading Award at the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

The students from P6B were given the award for the P6 Pupil Reading Journey by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the ceremony in Edinburgh.
P6B at St John’s Primary received their award in recognition of the exciting and imaginative initiatives they devised as part of their reading journey.

The pupils took part in a shared reading project, undertook weekly reading challenges, created inspiring reading displays and even campaigned at their local library to encourage more people in their community to use the facilities.

Commenting on the award, Clare Casey, class teacher said: “The Challenge motivated the pupils and sustained their interest. We also engaged our local community through our library campaign and established a successful shared reading project. We are delighted to have been recognised in this way.”

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, added: “I’d like to congratulate all the schools and pupils who have taken part in this year’s challenge.

"They’ve all worked really hard over the past year and are a credit to their local communities.”