Six Book Success
Students line up to collect their challenge awards.
The Six Book Challenge at Doncaster College continues to
thrive and go from strength to strength.
Carol Wootton, from the Learning
Resource Centre at Doncaster College, who helped organize the
Challenge said, "This is our third year and we
have had 100 more students taking part than when we started in 2010
and nearly 50 more than last year so overall 173
students took part in the Challenge this year and 129
Students are encouraged to ‘get the reading
habit’ by completing the Six Book Challenge, which is a nationwide
event held by libraries, colleges, adult centres and prisons across
the country aimed at encouraging less confident readers to tackle
six books between January and June.
The Challenge at the College was organised
by the College’s Learning Resource Centre where students had the
opportunity to use the wide range of ‘easier to read’ resources and
as a result a high rate of success was achieved and this was
recognised by a presentation of certificates by Diane Bailey,
Assistant Principal for Inclusion and Learner Experience at the
"We had our Six Book Challenge presentation
event recently," said Carol, "and it was bigger and better than
"Once again the students have done some
amazing work. There were lots of photo displays and you could see
in the photos, boards full of book reviews, blogs and some
reflections of what the students thought of the Six Book Challenge.
The majority of those were from ESOL students (English for Speakers
of Other Languages), however, there were quite a few reviews from
the key skills students.
"The Level 1 Art and Design students have
again done some animations based on one of the books they read,
they were shown on the TV screen.
"We also had two laptops. One showing some
ESOL students being filmed talking about the Six Book Challenge,
and the other had one of the games on that had been made by the
Level 3 Games Development students. These were a type of snake
game, based on a book they had read."