TINY tots at Halbeath Nursery have been set a big challenge – to read 1,000 books in just three weeks.

It's all for the "love of reading" and to raise funds so they can buy more fun and interesting tales for the kids to enjoy.

With sponsorship money they aim to enhance their provision of books and provide even more opportunities for children to develop their literacy skills through play.

Headteacher Julie Journeaux said: “This is a meaningful way to raise much needed funds for our nursery and promote a love of reading and literacy across our community.

"Sharing a story supports literacy development, promotes wellbeing and is simply a lovely way to spend quality time with our little ones.

"One thousand books in three weeks seems like a huge challenge but it is a challenge we are all up for and know that our families will be helping us to reach our target!”

Halbeath Nursery, on Guttergates Road, is a five-minute walk from Carnegie Primary School and it is Fife’s largest standalone nursery.

Purpose built, it opened in August 2021 and has four playrooms and capacity for 222 children.

Mrs Journeaux added: "From August 2023 we are excited to be offering the term time hours as well as full day and half day sessions of children aged three to five."

You can find out more about Halbeath Nursery by visiting their website.