Grade 7s compete in reading skills

2015-05-12 06:00

Grade 7 pupils are to compete in a reading competition at libraries across the city.

The seventh annual reading competition includes 73 libraries and thousands of pupils.

Participating schools hold elimination rounds to qualify for the district reading competitions. The winners from the library rounds advance to the district rounds, then on to the finals. Only 18 pupils will make it to the finals.

The library rounds are set to end in August, with the final scheduled for September.

They are competing in each of the three official languages in the Western Cape, explains Belinda Walker, mayoral committee member for community services and special projects.

Pupils who are interested in participating must approach their schools, who in turn can liaise with their local libraries for details.

The reading competition was originally developed and implemented in one library, but now boasts participants from libraries across the city

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