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World Book Night Gets Students Reading


ESOL World Book Night Presentation at Tresham 23-4-15wweb
Photograph l-r: Mate Kadar, Tamas Tompa, Dannell Hernandez and Robert Kowal receiving their certificates and books.

Tresham College’s Learning Resources Centre’s celebrated World Book Night on 23rd April, by giving away fiction books to students to encourage more people to read. World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books, run by the Reading Agency, which sees passionate volunteers give out thousands of books to people who don’t read regularly.

Tresham’s Learning Resources Centres, based at each of the college’s campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, were excited to be chosen to participate in the initiative and encourage students to read one of the short stories available and become confident and enthusiastic readers.

Sarah Crudge, Library and Learning Resources Manager, said:
“World Book Night is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the importance of reading for pleasure. This year we have been working closely with students on our Supported Learning programmes, and students whose first language is not English. We are delighted to be able to celebrate and reward their efforts in this way.”

Copies of ‘Dead Man Talking’ by Roddy Doyle were given to students enrolled on the College’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses. These courses are aimed at adults already living and working in the UK, for whom English is not their first language. The students have already been joining in with the Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge, successfully reading six books in six months, and developing their language skills along the way.

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