Meet our first Reading Activists of the month for 2015, Amy and Caitlin. The girls, both fifteen, have been members of the group in Birtley, Gateshead, since it was set up in August 2012.
Amy and Caitlin have been extremely dedicated members of the group, helping to organise a huge number of activities including workshops, award ceremonies and themed events.
Project leader, Karen Leggott, said: "Whatever event we work on, they always turn up dressed in a head to toe costume. Their attention to detail in their 'cosplay', as well as their commitment and loyalty to our group, never ceases to amaze me."
We caught up with the pair to find out what they enjoy about Reading Activists.
What do you enjoy most about Reading Activists?
Amy: We all get to contribute to the ideas and the events. Also: pizza at the end!
Caitlin: Meeting and working with new people. Creating events.
How has being a Reading Activist changed you?
Amy: I know the easy and difficult parts of planning events and I feel like I know more about the world of work.
Caitlin: It made me realise what job I wanted to go into in the future. It also made me a lot more friends and made me closer with others.
What would you say to a friend who is thinking of becoming a Reading Activist?
Amy: Give it a chance, it's different to how you think.
Caitlin: It's a fun group that creates events and eats EVENTUAL PIZZA, has fun and makes bad puns.
What have you learned/what skills have you gained?
Amy: I can manage money better.
Caitlin: Gaining more confidence. Being a better organiser.
Read about some of our previous Reading Activists of the month, Katie and Natalie and Leah.
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