FORGET the six-month time limit, Year 3 student Rachel Loder only needed one month to finish all the books in the New South Wales Premier's Reading Challenge.
Rachel was the first student at Banora Point Public School to finish the challenge, teacher and librarian Ann Alcorn said.
“She has been an excited visitor to the library every day since the challenge officially began just over a month ago,” Mrs Alcorn said.
“Eagerly borrowing and reading the 20 books required to meet her challenge.”
The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for children from kindergarten to Year 10 to combine the pleasure of reading with the challenge of finishing a set number of books between March 1 and September 1.
“Those who complete the challenge receive a certificate from the state's Premier and also have their name published in a special news bulletin,” Mrs Alcorn said.
This is the first year Mrs Alcorn has conducted the challenge in the school's library and she said she has been overwhelmed by the number of students who have registered to take part.
“More than 130 students from the school have entered and it is still not too late for others to come on board.”
Mrs Alcorn said it has also been exciting to see the many enthusiastic parents who visit the library each day to find out how they can enter their child's completed books at the online site.