To celebrate World Book Day the Reading College Reading Community (RCRC), Business, IT, Engineering (BITE), and LLD/D students worked hard to help create a giant book. It was a great opportunity to develop team working skills and get students to think outside the box.
On Friday 6 March RCRC took the giant book to the refectory and encouraged staff and students to write a three word book review on a post-it note, and stick these onto the big book.
At the event, there was a competition to name the giant book. The prize was £20 hair and beauty voucher courtesy of ‘The Graduate Salon’.
There were many great suggestions, but the winner of the competition was Elijah Seville-Williams for the suggestion 'The Big Book'. Simple, self-explanatory and effective. Congratulations Elijah!!
Elijah said: “I loved the event. It was great to think about reading in a fun way. I felt it was a good way to get students involved”.
The organiser of the event Nicholas Walker, tutor for BITE, said: “The event provided an environment for students to engage with reading in a fun, non-threatening and enjoyable way. This is the modus operandi of the Reading College Reading Community”.
It is hoped that the event on Friday will inspire students to read more; an important skill regardless of where they end up in life.