November 7, 2006
For immediate release
Stonepark Students Win Reading Challenge
The Million Minute Challenge is held each year on the fourth Monday in October which is national School Library Day. The event encourages all Prince Edward Island students to visit their school libraries and to read in each class throughout the day.
Other schools participating were East Wiltshire, Birchwood and Queen Charlotte Intermediate schools. Stonepark students read, on average, 182 minutes during the school day.
The overall winner of the provincial challenge this year was Cardigan Consolidated School. Together, Prince Edward Island students read for a total of 1,330,842 minutes.
Education Minister Mildred Dover congratulated all the students, librarians and school staff who participated in the Million Minute Challenge. “This is an excellent event that students really enjoy. They like having the time to read, to bring in their own reading materials to school, and of course to participate in friendly challenges like this one,” she said.