A Nigerian-British born youngster, Ruby Erewunmi, has been crowned as the winner of the Richard Feld Memorial Shield for the child aged seven or under, who has made the most excellent progress in reading.
She received the award at a special ceremony to celebrate reading progress, which was held at the Barking Learning Centre in London. The event recognises the children’s progress through Reading Zones World Adventure, a year round reading challenge run by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Libraries.
In total, it honoured nearly 50 young readers, two of whom took the top awards. Seven-year-old Erewunmi, who uses Dagenham Library, received the Richard Feld Memorial Shield for the child aged seven or under who has made the most excellent progress in reading.
To win the award, she had gone through supervised reviews of at least two hundred books. The award was presented by the Mayor of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Mayor Cllr Eileen S. Keller. Expressing his joy, Ruby’s father, Nigerian based legal practitioner, Mr. Fatai Erewunmi said he was delighted with the girl’s performance in having gone to great pains to cultivate a reading culture at such tender age. Read more