Community Education learners chosen as book reviewers
A group of students from the Community Education Lewisham’s entry level 3 English classes has been chosen by The Reading Agency to review Lynda LaPlante’s latest Quick Read novel, The Escape. The reviews will be posted on Quick Read’s website later this month.
Community Education Lewisham offers a range of courses: level 3 English which aims to give students the basic, practical skills they need in everyday life, right up to GCSE English for those that want to take their study further. And with one in six adults in the UK unable to read, the need for classes that help students overcome their fears around reading is hugely important.
Lewisham Library Service has been closely involved with the project ensuring books are available and one of the librarians, Ralph Winkler, facilitated the review discussion with the readers.
The students who took part in the Quick Read told of their added confidence in reading as well as greater expertise in completing forms and a growing interest in different types of books. The class is now beginning its Six Book Challenge – reading six different books recommended by The Reading Agency and discussing them in their group.
Pictured here are:
Back row, left to right: Terry Peters, Peter Rowley (CEL tutor), Arthur Rayner, Ralph Winkler (librarian)
Front row, left to right: Evelyn Irechukwu, Tarsha Hessing, John Green, Adijatu Kubura Kowan, Frances Duruanyanwu.