Monday 19th November 2007 by C. Freeman
Year 7 students recently chose a free book from a range of popular children's authors. The Booked Up scheme aims to encourage reading, and, for the first time this year, it has offered free books to all Year 7 students across the country.
Titles ranged from picture and audio books, to poetry and adventure fiction, and students made their choice during English lessons. The most popular title with Brooke Weston students was Evil Inventions by Nick Arnold, part of the Horrible Science series, closely followed by I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner, a historic and fantasy tale set in the time of Oliver Cromwell.
Library assistant, Mrs Adams co-ordinated the scheme at Brooke Weston and made sure that all 185 books and audio titles were distributed to their rightful owners! She said: 'Each student got a pamphlet with a description of each book and they chose from that. It's a really good scheme because there's something for everyone and even the most reluctant readers are bound to look at the books they've been given.'
One of the books on offer was Dream On by author, Bali Rai, who visited the College during Book Week 2005.