Carol picks up Six Book Challenge Award for College
Carol Wootton, Subject Librarian at Doncaster College,
travelled to London recently to pick up an award.
Carol, who works at the Learning Resource Centre at the
College’s Hub campus, collected a certificate in recognition of the
College’s achievements in this years Reading Agency’s Six Book
This year 23,500 adults registered for the Six Book Challenge
nationally, a 30% increase on 2011, and over a hundred completed
the task at Doncaster College.
At the event, which marked the scheme’s first five years,
children’s author Adele Parks presented a silver award to Carol and
there was also a speech by author Andy McNab offering his
congratulations and ongoing support. Matthew Hancock MP, Minister
for Skills, was also in attendance.
Carol, who organizes the Challenge at Doncaster College, also
hosted a discussion group on running the Six Book Challenge in a
Adele Parks said, “It's been a pleasure watching people discover
reading for the first time and I've encountered a lot of
under-confident and disadvantaged people who, by improving their
reading skills, have drastically improved their opportunities in
The Reading Agency launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008 as a
simple but powerful way to encourage less confident readers to
develop a new reading habit. Ninety per cent of respondents in
a Six Book Challenge survey said they felt more confident about
reading after taking part.
Doncaster College has been involved with the scheme for three
years and has an ever-growing number of participants each year.