Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 22-09-2017

Young detectives receive prizes in Old Mutual International sponsored reading challenge

by LC

Young detectives receive prizes in Old Mutual International sponsored reading challenge Children at The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library won prizes for completing a reading challenge during the summer holidays. The library supported the UK national Summer Reading Challenge produced by The Reading Agency, aided by sponsorship from Old Mutual International which was sponsoring the challenge for the 12th year. The theme this summer was ‘Animal Agents’, characters brought to life by Tony Ross who illustrates books for best-selling author David Walliams, and the Horrid Henry series. The event featured a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals who need eagle-eyed children to help them by reading books and finding clues to solve mysteries. Children received an Animal Agents folder, and as they read their library books they collected stickers to help them crack the case. Thanks to the generous support from Old Mutual International, they also collected goodies along the way such as Animal Agents key rings, book bags and a medal for completing the challenge. All of the children who completed the challenge had their names entered into a prize draw, and there were also prizes of books and toys for a variety of fun competitions. The winners and runners-up received their prizes at a presentation at the library on the 7th of September.
The full list of prize winners is as follows:
• Animal Agents prize draw: Imogen Cowell (age 8)
• Amazing Animals prize draw: Cory Kinrade (age 3)
• The Mystery of the Missing Book prize draw: Hannah Smith (age 7)
• Detective Dog prize draw: Lucia Murphy (age 8)
• Wanted Poster competition
o Age 5 and under
? Winner – Malakai Hynes (age 4)
? Runners-up – Gabriel Campbell; Teigan Cowell; Sophie Tat (all age 5)
o Age 6 to 8
? Winner – Rowan Coulter (age 8)
? Runners-up – Malane Bradley (age 6); Isabella Browning (age 7); Chloe Tat (age 8)
o Age 9 to 12
? Joint winners – Grace Gawne and Lily-Rose Gawne (both age 11)
? Runners-up – Fynn Bradley (age 9); Carys Coulter (age 10); Poppy Gerrard (age 9)
Photo - Malakai Hynes  is presented with her award by Steven Murphy (left) Investments Manager at Old Mutual International, and Anthony Allen, Chairman of Onchan District Commissioners. 

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