Free novels for Ely College students thanks to Bookbuzz reading programme

Bookbuzz free books for Ely College students encourages a passion for reading

Bookbuzz free books for Ely College students encourages a passion for reading - Credit: Archant

Every Year 7 student at Ely College received a free book thanks to the Bookbuzz reading programme.

Bookbuzz free books for Ely College students encourages a passion for reading

Bookbuzz free books for Ely College students encourages a passion for reading - Credit: Archant

Run by the UK’s largest reading charity, Book Trust, gave each student the chance to choose their own book from a list of fiction titles with the aim to ‘encourage and inspire a love of reading for pleasure’.

Ms Shaw, manager of the Learning Resource Centre, said: “At Ely College we feel reading for pleasure is important and by reading regularly, both independently and during dedicated time, students are able to fulfil their potential. “Bookbuzz has really boosted the reading culture in school and we hope parents will encourage this at home.”

The books come with a series of linked activities and challenges to complete as part of student PLEDGES. “Swapping titles with friends, exploring new “Swapping titles with friends, exploring new genres and reflecting on their reading is all encouraged,” added Ms Shaw.

“By entering fun inter-house competitions, including a design challenge and being photographed reading on location students are able to earn PLEDGE points.


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Richard Spencer, principal, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Book Trust to gift all Year 7 a free novel. A love of reading is a lifelong gift, and our wonderful library team are building a real buzz around the college.”

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