CHILDREN at a Barnsley primary will be able to chose their new reading material by using a special vending machine, but only if they make their school proud.

Every member of staff at Worsbrough Common Primary School - including dinner ladies and office staff - will be given a token each week that they can give to any pupil in the school for ‘anything that makes them proud’.

When the child receives a token, they can use it to take home a book from the school’s new book vending machine, which was installed in the ICT area this week.

Kate Ainley, deputy head teacher at Worsbrough Common Primary, said: “The initiative is to promote reading for pleasure.

“We want to give a huge thank you to Shaw’s Skips who have agreed to sponsor our vending machine for a term to fill it with books.

“We also want to say thank you to Rob Royd farm shop for their kind donation.”