Youngsters and their parents at Westlea Primary School have taken up the challenge to boost the love of reading in a project launched at the beginning of the year.
In July the top three readers from each class were presented with special certificates.
The reading scheme is graded according to age and certificates are given out for every 25 reads which take place at home for up to 20 minutes under the guidance of parents. Older children read on their own but their understanding of a story has to be verified by an adult.
Many children have achieved 250 reads since January and the challenge for the end of 2013 is to attain 400 reads.
Headteacher Suzanne Seaton said children were encouraged to keep up their reading during the summer holiday.
“The project has become very popular and we’ve seen a tremendous increase in confidence in reading, both in class and for pleasure.”