Over 200 Moray children complete ‘Made in Scotland’ reading challenge

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ALMOST 200 CHILDREN have completed the latest ‘Made in Scotland’ reading challenge – and were all invited to a celebratory event at Elgin Library.

The challenge was for schoolchildren to read four books either set in Scotland, written by a Scot or someone living in Scotland, between October and early November.

Author and illustrator John Fardell met the children who came along to celebrate their achievement. He presented every child that attended with a book as part of their prize, as well as creating a story with illustrations he’d encourage them to draw during the event.

Moray Council’s Senior Librarian, Jane Sandell, said: “Made in Scotland showcases the wealth of writing talent in Scotland and allows children to choose books across a wide range of genres – and I love the prize-giving.

“The children are always so excited to meet an author, in many cases one whose books they have just been reading.”

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