HNC Library has successfully run the Reading Agency’s literacy boosting scheme Reading Ahead (formerly Six Book Challenge) for students since 2014. This year, HNC student Shania Howes, who become the 2nd student to complete Reading Ahead back in January, was invited to share her 6 reads and reviews on the Reading Agency blog – you can read all about the pieces she enjoyed and what she recommends here -http://readingahead.org.uk/blog/shaniahowes
On completing the Reading Ahead Challenge, Shania was asked what she liked best about it the excercise. She said, “the best part of the Challenge is that I read things I wouldn’t normally read.”, a perfect example of the benefits the scheme brings! Reading Ahead encourages and challenges not just reluctant readers to develop the habit of reading, but strong and regular readers to try something new too.
Shania is one of five HNC students who have completed the scheme to date and after the deadline has passed on the 11th April all completers will be entered into a Grand Prize Draw to win a Kindle Paperwhite and receive other literary prizes to celebrate their reading achievements.
Watch this space for the winner announcement after the Easter break!