It’s that great time of year when we pick winners for the prize draws for Reading Ahead 2015/16. Congratulations to all concerned!
First prize goes to Selina Jahan in Sheffield who wins a trip to London for herself and her husband. Selina took part in Reading Ahead with the support of her ESOL tutor Shena Moore. She received her certificate from Sheffield’s Lord Mayor Councillor Denise Fox (pictured above) at Sheffield Central Library.
Shena explains: “Selina joined my ESOL class at the Roshni Asian Women’s Resource Centre in Sheffield in November 2015. All the ladies are very enthusiastic about the challenge of reading six books. It has motivated them to exceed their own expectations and helped them gain in self-confidence and feel positive about themselves. They enjoy the classes, helping each other and learning together. Selina’s success has been the icing on the cake!”
Three runners-up will receive ereaders from Kobo. They are:
Helen Slater, a police constable who took part with Merseytravel. She says: “I got into the Reading Ahead Challenge as it was promoted through my workplace. Like many people I had stopped reading books frequently and this gave me encouragement to start again. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into reading and have used this to encourage my six-year-old son to read on a regular basis."
Steven Wyn Roberts, a fluent Welsh speaker, who is a 2nd year Life and Work skills learner at the Glynllifon campus of Coleg Llandrillo in North Wales. Steven has been the course representative on the college learner voice group after being elected by his peers. He will be returning to Glynllifon in September to follow a three-day Entry 3 “Prepare for work” course.
Sarah Lawless, who is on a childcare course at Northmpton College. Jo Davies, Centre Coordinator for the Daventry campus, says: “Sarah has shown a real passion for Library work, including entering many of the reading competitions that were on offer and would often be found in the Library completing her work as it was an environment she felt very comfortable in. She has gone on to achieve her Award and is looking at continuing her education in September. Well done on your achievement Sarah and we wish you all the best for your future education and career.”
The draws for organisations have been won by Knowsley Libraries, South Cheshire College, HMP & YOI New Hall and Blackpool Victoria Hospital, all of whom will receive author visits.
14 July 2016