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Posted: 17/04/13

All about books at college

Students at West Nottinghamshire College are staging a ‘Great Book Giveaway’ next week to celebrate World Book Night while raising funds for charity.

The Great Book Giveaway is being organised by students on a range of foundation studies programmes at the college’s Derby Road campus on Wednesday (24 April) and is being run in conjunction with their Reading Matters project and World Book Night (23 April).

World Book Night is a celebration of reading which sees tens of thousands of volunteers who gift specially-chosen books in their communities to share their love of reading.  The college has received copies of ‘A Little History of the World’ from the organisation which will be presented to students who are performing well with their reading.

At the Great Book Giveaway on Wednesday, students are encouraging people to bring in their old books, discover new ones and donate a small sum to their chosen charity – Rutland House, Nottingham – which supports babies and toddlers with motor learning difficulties.

Learners will be manning the book stands and selling books to visitors to put their communication skills into practice, while getting into the spirit of literature as they dress up as characters from well-known books.

Foundation studies tutor David Howden said: “We’re all looking forward to our Great Book Giveaway. Not only will this help to promote the enjoyment you can get from reading books, but we’ll be helping a good cause too with our fundraising.

“The students have been very busy collecting old books while improving their own reading skills for the Reading Matters project.

“Everyone is welcome to attend our event and hopefully visitors will discover something new to read from our selection of pre-owned books.”