Monks’ Dyke pupils are booked up for national reading scheme

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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.