Reading Rampage Visit....
Some of our students met authors today at a reading event and one, Manav Chauhan in year 7, was presented with an award and a £20 book voucher by Cllr Sarah Russell, deputy city mayor for children, young people and schools, to recognise his commitment to reading.
Cllr Russell said: “As young people have to read more for school, some of them stop reading for pleasure. Reading rampage reminds our young people of the joy, adventure and escape we can all find in a good book.”
The event – held at the Leicester Tigers’ ground – celebrated the success of this year’s Reading Rampage campaign, which aims to inspire and motivate young people aged 11-13 to read for pleasure. Reading Rampage is organised by Whatever It Takes, the city-wide reading initiative, with support from the city council’s libraries service.
As part of Reading Rampage, secondary schools were given a shortlist of 20 books for students in years 7 and 8 to read. Nine authors of shortlisted books attended the event to talk to students about their work – Daniel Blythe, Anna Claybourne, Karen David, Ross Montgomery, Andy Mulligan, Chris Priestly, Ali Sparkes, Dan Walker and Tamsin Winter. Tamsin, a debut author, also won the award for the best book from the shortlist. Voted by all the students from thirteen city schools involved in the campaign.
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