CHILDREN in Malpas were delighted to unpack a free box of books thanks to their efforts in a reading challenge.
Pupils at The Beeches Pre-School in Malpas have just taken delivery of over £225-worth of new books from Usborne Books. They recently took part in an Usborne Books ‘Ready, Steady...Read!’, organised by Chairperson and Usborne representative Emma Harvey, where they were sponsored to read books.
From the money they raised, they spent half on new books for themselves, and the other half was used to purchase books for the pre-school.
As the children raised over £250 in sponsor money, Usborne gave 30% extra free books. Zak Evans, as the child who raised the most money, also received an extra Usborne book as a thank you.
Manager of The Beeches Pre-School Sue Anderson said: “The children love to get new equipment for their pre-school and we were able to choose books on a whole variety of Early Years topics, all of which will greatly enhance their play and learning experiences. We are very grateful to all the parents and children who took part.”