DEVELOPING a love of literature was the aim for World Book Night at a Thornton School.
Millfield Science and Performing Arts College invited in the community as they dished out free paperbacks to keen readers.
The Belvedere Road school has 10 members of staff and two pupils accepted as book givers for the event.
Each giver had to recommend a book from a supplied list and were later given 25 copies of it to give away on the night.
This meant in total, 300 books were up for grabs.
The givers were also given the opportunity to speak a little bit about their chosen book or speak about a reading experience which has shaped their love of reading.
Mellissa Bleakley, manager of the library at Millfield said: “Book Night was a brilliant success and it was great to be able to celebrate our love of reading with the community.
“We hand delivered invitations in the community and were really pleased with the turn out.
“This was an excellent opportunity to promote reading with our students, staff, governors and the local community.
“Many thanks to everyone who helped to make this event a huge success.”