MONKS’ Dyke Technology College has taken part in the national Booked Up reading scheme, funded by the Department for Education.
All Year 7 students were able to select a free book from the Booked Up catalogue.
There were 17 exciting titles to choose from and according to students, choosing was a very difficult task.
Gill Ingamells, College Librarian, said: “Encouraging children to read for pleasure is one of our main aims here in college, so this scheme is ideal.”
Sammie Marshall, one of the Year 7 students, said: “A book written by one of my favourite authors was amongst the choices so my decision was simple”.
Both Imogen Lyons and Emma Love said: “The selection of books was good and it was difficult to choose just one”.
Pupil Chelsea Shaw said: “My choice was a book that I could share with my sisters so it will get lots of use”.
Booked Up’s goal is to encourage reading for pleasure.