Want to visit another world? Seven Kings student tells you how

Youth Leaders Programme run by the council. The programme was a six month thing where they learnt le

Youth Leaders Programme run by the council. The programme was a six month thing where they learnt leadership skills which they are now going to us to launch campagins for issues which are important to them. Diranavan Sukumaran's project is to get young people more involved in reading. - Credit: Archant

Books can transport you to different worlds, according to one 16-year-old who believes in reading so much he is starting his own campaign and book club.

Diranavan Sukumaran, of Seven Kings, decided to promote reading after attending the course.

He said: “Reading can take you to different places and escape. It’s an opportunity to learn. It’s something that’s important to me as my brother used to tell me to read and I feel that young people were not exposed to it as much.”

He added: “The last book I read was The Kite Runner which is about Afghanistan.

“Then I started reading about Afghanistan in the newspaper and it’s helped me learn about different aspects of the world.”

He will be starting the group at his school, Mayfield School, Pedley Road, Goodmayes.

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