At the start of September 291 Year 7 students at Outwood Academy Portland got the opportunity to choose a free book via a reading scheme run by the Book Trust called Bookbuzz.
Bookbuzz is a reading programme that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.
All students in Year 7 were given this opportunity and they were very excited when they received their books a few weeks later.