Andover College has joined forces with sandwich experts, Subway, as part of the 2016 Reading Agency reading challenge. Students who have completed 3 out of the 6 reads were rewarded with a Subway voucher to enjoy the huge selection of Subs and salads available in the local Andover store.

Moira Johnson, Andover College Campus Librarian, said: “We are always keen to encourage less confident readers to pick up and enjoy a good book or read an article or newspaper or log-on and read something online. Our thanks to Subway who have partnered up with us this year for the vouchers which our completers are looking forward to enjoying!”

The Reading Agency’s mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers.  In their first ten years the Agency reached 7 million people across the UK through their work with libraries, publishers and other partners. Between 2013 and 2018 they aim to create another 12 million opportunities to read, for children, young people and adults.

At Andover College over 60 challengers registered for the challenge. Moira concludes: “The more people read, the more confident they are about talking about what they have read. So their communication skills are improved, which are good employability skills.”

Andover College offers a range of resources to support reading including teenage fiction, graded readers and quick reads. These include print, online and multimedia resources to support learning and to engage students in what interests them. A partnership link has been developed for inter-library loans.

For more information on the Reading Agency please go to www.readingagency.org.uk