30 students from the 3rd cycle of Groupings from the municipalities of Alcoutim, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António will participate in the VIII Baixo Guadiana Reading Contest, which will take place at Espaço Guadiana, on the 13th of June, from 10 am.
Students will answer questions about the book Horas de Acordar, by Manuela Ribeiro, in this event that is organized annually by the Baixo Guadiana Library Network and counts, each year, in partnership with one of the Municipal Councils of Baixo Guadiana.
This year, Alcoutim City Council accepted the invitation to host and logistically support the contest, which aims to «promote a taste for reading among young readers».
The competition jury is made up of the writer Manuela Ribeiro and three representatives of the Municipal Councils of Alcoutim, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António.
Osvaldo Gonçalves, mayor of Alcoutim, considers that the contest «will provide an opportunity for cultural exchange and appreciation of education, at the same time that we celebrate the pleasure of reading and sharing knowledge».