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Schools in reading challenge

Clare County Library wrapped up its 2009-2010 World Literacy Championship recently. A total of 83 schools from Clare and Nova Scotia, Canada signed up. The schools began reading for the WOW Reading Challenge on November 16, 2009 and finished on April 16.A total of 1,357,818 books were read over the span of the competition with 27 schools in Clare contributing 143,318 books to that figure. The top reading challenge school was Walter Duggan Elementary School in Westville, Nova Scotia, with an average of 502 books per student. The top school in Clare was Furglan National School whose pupils read an average of 220 books per reader over the six-month period.Kilfenora National School was second in Clare having read an average of 209 books per reader and for the second time Bansha National School were in third place with an average of 178 books read per child registered for the project in the school.Miltown Malbay county councillor Christy Curtin presented prizes …

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