Students meet up at Downing Street
FOUR past and present Uxbridge College students met author Bali Rai at a reception at 11 Downing Street.
Tai Jin James Ong, Rebecca Morgan, Samima Begum and Aidin Kazenizadeh visited the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s official residence in London on Wednesday, September 9 after completing the Six Book Challenge.
The challenge, which ran in June, is an initiative from national charity The Reading Agency, which aims to make people of all ages feel more confidence about
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The event at Downing Street was to launch the 2015-16 challenge, now renamed Reading Ahead, and unveil the charity’s report to literacy policymakers including Skills Minister Nick Boles MP.
The challenge is part of the curriculum at Uxbridge College and 204 students completed it this year.
College principal Laraine Smith said: “It has been a huge success for us, engaging a large number of students in extensive reading.”