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Students Challenged to Read More than One Million Words

Students have less than three months to read more than a million words if they want to book their place on a summer camp.

Following its massive success last year, Camp Uganda is returning for a second season and more than 85 students have already signed up to the read-fest challenge.

Launched on World Book Day on March 1st students have to read 1,017,000 words to secure their place on the overnight camp in June.

The event is part of Corby Business Academy’s fundraising efforts for our annual Sixth Form trip to the Discovery Centre in Uganda.

Last year the visiting team established a library during their visit and this year’s team want to add to the shelves.

So far teacher Kim Isaksen and students Klaudia Chalubinska, Ellie May Moore and Amber Garratt have managed to raise £1350.

Miss Isaksen said: “Our aim is £5000 so that we can but more books to add to their library. 

“Events coming up include a stall the enterprise event in the DSP in the last week of term. During that week there will also be an Easter gift stall outside the restaurant.”

To promote the reading challenge Library Assistant Bernie Smith set up camp outside the restaurant.

For every 250 words students read, they will be awarded one mile on the 4068 mile journey to Uganda.