At least 90 colleges are running the Six Book Challenge through their own libraries but they can also link with a local public library.
Westminster Kingsway College and Camden Libraries are working together to support college students who are taking part in the Challenge. With 35 ESOL learners having joined the public library so far the aim of encouraging students to engage with their local libraries is already being met. Library staff from Camden have been able to attend the weekly Six Book Challenge sessions with the students at the college to provide feedback and support.
Celebrating the Six Book Challenge
"About 25 students have completed the Challenge so far and have read around 150 books between them," reports Stephen Wickens, Learning Centre Manager at the King's Cross Centre. "We are also delighted with the successful partnership between Camden and Westminster Kingsway College libraries which we can continue to build."
The partnership was celebrated at a special certificate presentation at the college's King's Cross Centre bringing together ESOL students who had completed the Challenge, staff from the college and Camden Libraries as well as special guests Councillor Tulip Siddiq, Cabinet Member for Culture and Libraries from Camden Council, and Di Gowland, Vice Principal Adult and Employment Pathways at Westminster Kingsway College.
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