Students teamed up with Tesco today as part of celebrations relating to World Book Day and created a bookstall so students could collect free books throughout the day. In addition, a display of fiction books from around world was created for students and staff to browse and borrow. All students also had the chance to collect book vouchers.
World Book Day is a global affair. It was set up 18 years ago with the aim of celebrating the simple pleasures of reading.
The learning resource centre manager at One, Alison Baker, said, “It’s good to have a focus on reading and appreciate the wealth of literature we have from around the globe. The Library has been supported by student ambassadors in terms of promoting this occasion across college. We are extremely grateful to Tesco. They supplied a selection of books for our students to take away on the day.”
Mandy Lloyd, community champion at Tesco, said, “We were delighted to support One, we gave an allocation of books to the college and it was great to see the students take their choices away. I know e-readers are growing in popularity, however, you can’t beat physically having a book in your hands in my opinion.”
In terms of other projects that Tesco and one have worked together on, she added, “We have a work experience programme with One and we donate various prizes to charity events. We are also hoping to support the upcoming One film festival later in the year.”