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Award-winning author helps teachers bring reading to life

30 May 2014

Award-winning author Alan Gibbons will help teachers with practical ways to engage reluctant readers at a free session on Wednesday 4 June at the Q3 Academy in Great Barr, Birmingham.

The session will be hosted by Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert, in association with Collins Read On.

Michelle Storer, Director at Hays Education, says: “Teachers often struggle to get children motivated to read, so this free session will offer practical hints and tips for teachers on how to engage their Key Stage 3 students. Helping the children to discover a passion for reading will definitely leave the children better equipped for later life.” 

The evening will include a workshop on how to engage reluctant readers and an overview of the Read On scheme from Collins, followed by a reading from Alan Gibbons’ book Invasion.

Children’s book author Alan Gibbons won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Shadow of the Minotaur and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize. He is supporting the Collins Read On scheme to encourage demotivated and reluctant readers.

The event will take place at the Q3 Academy, Great Barr, Birmingham from 4.30 to 6.30pm on Wednesday 4 June and is open to any teachers or librarians involved in literacy. To reserve a place contact Michelle Storer at Hays on


For further press information please contact:

Kathryn Jones
T. 020 7200 3760

About Hays
Hays plc (the "Group") is a leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 31 December 2013 the Group employed 7,979 staff operating from 240 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2013:
- the Group reported net fees of £719 million and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £125.5 million;
- the Group placed around 53,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 182,000 people into temporary assignments;
- 29% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific, 40% in Continental Europe & RoW (CERoW) and 31% in the United Kingdom & Ireland;
- the temporary placement business represented 59% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 41% of net fees;
- Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA


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