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Harrysmuir are going for gold

A West Lothian school is aiming to strike gold in their bid for reading success.

08 December
Pupils at Harrysmuir reading

Harrysmuir Primary in Livingston have been working hard to achieve the Scottish Book Trust's 'Going for Gold' reading accreditation.
A total of 330 Harrysmuir pupils were among the 13,576 who read Scottish children's authors at the same time on St Andrew's Day.
The event was part of the Reading record breaker event from the KILTS Kids Literature Scotland initiative, to showcase Scottish children's authors. 
Harrysmuir Depute Headteacher Kim Fairley said: "Our pupils were very keen to get involved in the Reading record breaker event after we were visited by authors David MacPhail and Barbara Henderson in the past year.
"Our P5s didn't want to miss out and took part even though they were on the bus going on a school trip to Holyrood Palace at the time.
"We have a fantastic Reading culture at Harrysmuir, with 18 Reading ambassadors in our P1-7 classes who are working hard to help us achieve our Gold accreditation. We are proud of what they do to promote reading across our whole school community and beyond. 
"We have recently established a 'Little Free Library' with books for adults and children and have had lots of family events this year including a Book picnic, Book breakfast and voting on our classroom doors that are decorated as book covers."