So attending the Wellsford Primary School end of term assembly was a fantastic end to my week last Friday. Especially as I travelled north with a brand new bike (sponsored by FreeRide'n' at Huapai) in the back of the car for the winner. The students had been forwarned that we would be there with "a prize" for one of the entrants in the 2009 reading challenge, so there was an undercurrent of excitement. However they didn't know who and they didn't know which prize was coming their way.
We drew out the anticipation a little bit, but not as much as they do on the reality talent shows. So may I introduce to you the proud winner of Mayor Penny's Reading Challenge 2009 - Ashleigh Moka of Wellsford Primary School.
The runners up for 2009 were Ashleigh Came from Matakana Primary School and Vivienne Grimshaw from Parakai Primary School. Their certificates and prizes are on their way.
Congratulations to all the children who entered this year's challenge. Certificates are being posted out to all of you during the school holidays. Keep up the reading habit and get some practice in for next year's challenge.