Keilor Downs College students have been recognised for their success in Victoria’s Premier Reading Challenge.

Four students won awards for reading more than 100 books this school year.

The school has a strong history of taking up the challenge, with all of the year 7 students, for whom it’s compulsory, and about a quarter of the 233 year 8s registering for involvement this year.

Teachers and librarians at the college encourage the students to approach “different” types of reading – such as graphic novels – to spark their interest in books and reduce the time they spend on phones and computers.

By Alex Ferraro