A LEVEL students from Coleg Llandrillo, organised a reading initiative at the college’s library, which promoted World Book Day and International Women’s Day.

The Drop Everything And Read event, which took place at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus, concentrated on the theme of women in literature as well as celebrating World Book Day, thus combining the two initiatives.

As well as having a whole range of books on display, including classics, autobiographies and teen fiction, from the library’s own extensive collection as part of the World Book Day event, students were encouraged to add their own recommendations of books, female authors and great female figures from across the world.

Gemma Campbell, the group’s tutor, said: “All of the students were excited to have the opportunity to take part in the initiative, choosing to wear something purple to mark the occasion..

"One of the students, Elin Jones from Abergele baked cupcakes, topped with edible purple glitter frosting in support of International Women’s Day.

“They have also discussed and explored the female authors display in the classroom.

"In the next few weeks are creating a book swap library for Rhos Sixth, to expand their reading opportunities beyond just the set texts for their course.”

World Book Day is a hugely popular charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Every child in full time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books as part of the annual celebration with the aim of encouraging them to read.

The event first took place in the United Kingdom in 1995. International Women's Day is celebrated around the world and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.