CHILDREN from Winsford had a blast this week when a number of intergalactic themed games landed in their local library.

The event was part of Cheshire West and Chester Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge for primary school children across the borough.

This is a national scheme which encourages children to continue reading throughout the summer holidays.

Children have to read six books and can collect rewards along the way, including bookmarks, glasses and window stickers, before receiving a medal and certificate at the end.

And school kids were over the moon to take part in the games and craft activities on offer at Winsford Library on Monday, which were led by the Institute of Physics.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is entitled ‘Space Chase’ and marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

Throughout the scheme, special events are being delivered in line with the space theme, including this event at Winsford Library ran by the Institute of Physics.

A range of intergalactic activities and games were on offer for children to get stuck in to, which also helped them to learn about science, space and physics.

“The event was well received by both families and children who attended,” said a spokesperson for Cheshire West and Chester Council.

“It was lovely to see children so engaged with the activities and getting involved in learning about space through lots of different creative ways.

“All the feedback from the children was positive, who said the games were ‘good fun’ and ‘the best’.”

“Parents and grandparents also added that the reading challenge really encouraged the children to read more and have fun together.”

Children can still sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge, with lots of activities available to enjoy.

The full list of activities can be viewed here.