On Monday 25th April, we will marking World Book Night (WBN) by giving away free books at the start of the working day. The aim is to encourage learners who currently don’t read for pleasure (36% of the UK population) to discover the joy of getting stuck into a book!
If learners are given a book, they will be a yellow feedback bookmark inside the front cover. Please answer the short feedback questions and then pop the bookmark into the grey box located at Reception (Learner Services). The box will be available until half term to collect as many feedback cards as possible.
A recent impact study found that 80% of WBN recipients who said they previously never read or read less than once a month said that they have read more since World Book Night. We hope that many of our learners will follow up the free book by sampling the wide range of fiction available within the Learning Resource Centre.
The WBN initiative complements the Reading Ahead Challenge which runs until mid-May. 133 learners and staff have signed up this year to read six things on any subject – poetry, e-forum, newspaper, e-book, magazine or book! They will record their achievement in a reading diary and attend a presentation ceremony on Thursday 12th May in the terrace cafe.
For more information on World Book Night, please see here: