A student from Central College Nottingham has won first prize in a national reading challenge. Fatima Alizada, ESOL student, won a weekend trip to London and tickets to a West End Show after taking part in the Six Book Challenge run by The Reading Agency.
More than fifty students‘Six Book Challenge’, run by The Reading Agency, which takes place every year.
The challenge invites participants to choose six reads and review them. They can read anything they like; newspapers, poems, graphic novels, websites, books and more.
Participants are supplied with a reading diary and it is up to them what they choose to read although the College library staff are always on hand to advise and support them with their choices. Each time they finish a read they can write a short review in their diary.
"I really enjoyed it so much. I would recommend everyone to take part in the Six Book Challenge."
The College also awarded prizes of cinema tickets and books for the best reading diaries.
Senior College Library Assistant Christine Radcliffe said:
"Reading builds confidence, increases literacy skills and improves life chances and employment prospects. This challenge provides a fun and achievable way for students to reignite their interest in reading for pleasure. We were thrilled to hear that one of our students won the national prize, and hope it will encourage even more students to take part in the next challenge, which is now called Reading Ahead."