Book-mad youngsters win prizes in drawing contest

Harborough's Davis Optometrists have awarded book tokens to youngsters
Harborough's Davis Optometrists have awarded book tokens to youngsters

Two talented youngsters from a Harborough school used their creative flair to scoop prizes in a competition aimed at promoting the importance of eyesight and reading.

Farndon Fields Primary School pupils Alyssa Scrase, 10, and five-year-old Jasmine Leboutillier came top in each of their age groups to each win a £25 book voucher, out of 70 entrants.

The school also received £100 in book vouchers in the challenge organised by Harborough’s Davis Optometrists, based in St Mary’s Road, to mark World Book Day last month.

Year 3 pupils were asked to draw a picture of their favourite character from a book, while youngsters in years four to six had to write 100 words about their favourite book character.

Alyssa said: “I did 100 words about a book about Percy Jackson who goes on an adventure with his friends. Books are good because they give you more detail and you learn more about the story.”

Jasmin added: “I drew a picture of Elsa from Frozen. My favourite book is Wilma, the elephant.”

Headteacher Nikki Prince said: “The competition brought the community together and communicated an important message. Reading is an essential life skill, supports children accessing the curriculum and opens up many opportunities”

Lynn Carson, practise manager at Davis Optometrists, said: “We are proud to be part of our local community and thoroughly enjoyed judging the wonderful creations produced by the children in this competition.”