Books are firmly on the menu at secondary schools across the county from this week (Monday 13 October) as every school meal comes with the chance to win a literary prize.
To celebrate the National Year of Reading, the county councilís school meal service and library services have arranged for special lunchtimes where each student taking a meal will receive a raffle ticket offering them the chance to win one of five book vouchers and books for young people by popular authors.
The special National Year of Reading lunchtime will also feature displays and stands by the councilís public and school library teams, featuring the full range of library services, including CDs and DVDs.
The special school lunch events run between Tuesday 14 October and Tuesday 21 October at the following schools on the following days:
Tuesday 14 October
Appleby Grammar School
Richard Rose Morton Academy
Netherhall School, Maryport
West Lakes Academy, Egremont
Wednesday 15 October
Cartmel Priory School
Richard Rose Central Academy
St Bernardís School, Barrow
Thursday 16 October
Newman RC School, Carlisle
Samuel King School, Alston
Southfield Technical College, Workington
Tuesday 21 October
Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton
Ullswater Community College, Penrith
Please note: Cumbria County Council's media team telephone numbers have now changed.
Media enquiries to Alison Lister, Media Officer on 01228 226335