2 minutes reading time (337 words)

World Book Night competition

During April, students and staff at Adult Education Wolverhampton are proud to be supporting World Book Night 2024, run by The Reading Agency, which focuses on boosting the reading skills, confidence and engagement of adult learners.

English classes at all levels will be focused on reading with targeted discussions and offering a range of activities, including reviewing reading habits, to encourage greater participation and raise awareness of the benefits of reading.

Across the centre, learners will explore a range of short stories, books and magazines to help capture their interest. The Reading Agency states that 1 in 3 people don't regularly read for pleasure. The benefits of reading include reducing the feeling of loneliness, decreasing stress and depression and results in greater life satisfaction.

What are you going to read?

The English Team would like to thank all the students who took the time and effort to participate in our competition to win a book in celebration of World Book Night.

There was a total of 80 entries! The English Team drew the winners and students were presented with their books during their lessons.

There were many varied responses to the question of why reading is important. Ideas included: to gain knowledge, to communicate, improve confidence, and to stimulate imagination. Many recognised the positive benefits reading has on their wider lives and studies.

A variety of reading materials will remain at reception for students and visitors to enjoy- please encourage reading for pleasure as we know this helps greatly with improving skills.

Why reading is important... During World Book Night over 80 students recorded their thoughts on the benefits of reading. Here is a selection of their responses. 

Nathan Preen – NCFC Art level 1 and 2
Life Skills in the Community ICT – Neil Dougherty ...