A golden idea for reading

Chris Eaves was named runner up in a county-wide book competition.
Chris Eaves was named runner up in a county-wide book competition.
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THIS school boy struck gold when his love of reading saw him named runner up in a county-wide competition.

Chris Eaves, a Year 9 student from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College suggested a title for the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year 2012/13.

His idea – Reading for Gold – to tie into the Olympics theme, placed him as runner-up.

This year’s competition – the 25th – is called Reading is Precious.

It tasks children with reading a shortlist of 10 books and arguing with delegates from other schools to pick a book which will be crowned, Lancashire Children’s Book Of The Year.

Chris said “I love reading so wanted to take part in the competition.

“In choosing a title, I just thought of the very highest award which could be reached in the Olympics - gold!”

David Finnigan, literacy co-ordinator at the school said: ‘Chris has always been a star when it comes to reading. He will be going forward as one of two school representatives.”