Our websites

West Nottinghamshire College Group operates a number of websites that support our growing business.

The Corporation

Posted: 11/03/16

Dressing-up promotes love of reading

Students and tutors from West Nottinghamshire College’s academic studies team dressed-up as their favourite literary characters – all to mark World Book Day.

Academic studies staff and PGCE students on placement at the college pictured as their favourite characters.

They adopted the guise of well-known characters ranging from Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Wally from Where’s Wally and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, to celebrate the worldwide event on 3 March.

Students aged under 18 were also able to collect a free book token from the Learning Resource Centre at the Derby Road campus, along with the chance to win book-related prizes.

Alison Lincoln, programme area leader (PAL) for academic studies, said: “We felt it would be a great way to promote reading and raise money for Book Aid International by donating £1 to dress up.

“As reading is a key tool in learning, we thought dressing as our favourite characters would be a fun way of engaging them and getting them to discuss the books they enjoy.”

Now in its 19th year, World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for personal enrichment and enjoyment.

The college was one of thousands of education-providers across the UK that backed the campaign.