Using reading challenges to engage with adults
The Reading Agency's Six Book Challenge takes place every year in libraries, colleges, workplaces and prisons and invites participants to choose six reads, review them, and enter prize draws. This article describes how jobseeker Paul Bennett, 55, who went back to college in Warrington to improve his English skills, completed the Six Book Challenge with the hope of winning a prize draw for Rugby League World Cup 2013 tickets.
"One of the big attractions was that the college was entering people who completed the Challenge into a prize draw for Rugby League World Cup 2013 tickets. I'm a big Warrington Wolves fan, and some of the matches are due to be held at their stadium. I also liked the idea of reading alongside the rugby league players who have got involved themselves with the Six Book Challenge. It gives you an added incentive to know that they are doing it too - after all, they can't play rugby all their lives, and like all of us, they'll need other skills too!"