Lewisham College launched the Reading Ahead Challenge with a series of events to help learners improve their reading skills, boost their confidence, and enhance the opportunities available to them. This challenge requires learners to pick six reads and record, rate and review them in a personal reading diary.
During the week, learners were able to register for the challenge and attend events, including reading clubs and reading tools and e-Libraries app workshops, as well as a presentation from authors Ruth Thomas and Audrey Francis.
Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: “At Lewisham College, we’re excited to participate in the Reading Ahead Challenge for another year to support our learners develop the skills they need to access opportunities and prepare them for their next steps. We hope that participating in the competition will boost their confidence and skills and we wish every learner the best of luck.”
The Learner Services team are on hand to support learners during the challenge to motivate them to try something new and to get them started all participants were given a free book.
Hedi Favooq, an ESOL learner, said: “While I’ve been a learner at Lewisham College, my English has improved, and I can now communicate much better with my peers. I’m excited to take part in this challenge to improve my reading and writing skills.”
Find out more about the Reading Ahead Challenge and access a Quick Reads tool here readingagency.org.uk/quick-reads