Congratulations to Karan Pabla who has won the top prize for Reading Ahead 2017-18. This means that his name will appear in a future book in the Vera series by bestselling crimewriter Ann Cleeves who has just launched our new Reading Ahead year.
Karan is 18 and has been at the college for two years. He took part in Reading Ahead while doing a GCSE English course. He says: "The Reading Ahead challenge had a massive impact on the way I read and write. It allowed me to develop my vocabulary and other vital skills, that I could use in lessons and everyday life to great effect. I thought it was a fantastic challenge, as it gave me the opportunity to read, and write about books that interest me.
He is back at Derby College this September to take a computing course.
Ten runner-up prizes of £25 Love2Shop vouchers were won by Reading Ahead participants from Islington Libraries, Warrington Livewire and Partners, The Manchester College, Merseytravel, Northampton College, Preston’s College,
CONEL (The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London), Uxbridge College and Walsall College.
The prize draws for organisations have been won by Doncaster College, Merseytravel, Stockton Libraries and HMPYOI Norwich, all of whom will receive author visits.
14 September 2018