One has scooped a gold award for successfully completing a project called Reading Ahead.
The initiative created by the National Reading Agency was set up to encourage more people to read. The challenge is to try and get as many people to engage with six new pieces of literature during a period of six months. If 50 people within an organisation achieve this they receive a bronze award, for 100 people they receive a silver award and for 150 people you gain a gold award.
One managed to get 167 people to complete the challenge this time around and a delighted learning resource manager (Alison Baker) recently received her certificate to mark the gold award.
She said, "We got silver two years running and now we have got a gold award. It's a great reward and I believe we are the only sixth form college in the country to win gold. Prisons or bigger further education establishments have achieved this but for our size - I think we have done really well to get this.
"The challenge starts again at the start of November and we will be hoping to build on our success this year. We are really chuffed to get the award – when we started out we thought it would be an impossible target but the fact we have built on the success year after year is very pleasing," she added.
Deputy Principal, Jenny Milsom, said, "I'd like to congratulate the library team for making this happen. Reading sometimes gets put to one side in favour of new technology but you simply cannot beat the simple pleasure of sitting down in a comfy chair and enjoying a good book. I think the project is a great idea and we will definitely be encouraging our staff and students to get involved again this year."