Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s Care students enjoyed a visit from the Reading and Learning Development Team at Lancashire County Council in preparation for World Book Day.

Level 1 Care students at the College were visited this week by representatives from the Lancashire County Council’s Reading and Learning Development Team for World Book Day, on Thursday 6th March. Students were given information that will help them to understand the importance of getting children interested in books from birth.

One of the units that the students need to complete during their course is ‘Books, Stories, Poems and Rhymes,’ wherein they have to make their own children’s book. As part of the visit, they were shown a wide range of books, including the timeless classic ‘The Hungry Caterpillar.’

The students who attended the lesson are primarily hoping to work with young children, and after this session they are keener than ever to enter the world of work!

World Book Day celebrates authors, illustrators, books – and reading, of course! The College students enjoyed their part in the celebration, and thanks to the Reading and Learning Development Team, they now fully grasp the importance of getting young children to read books as early as possible.