22 February 2022

To celebrate World Book Day this year we are running a Read for Good Readathon and we’d love all of our pupils to join in.

The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. They are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.

All our parents and carers have to do is:

  • Take a look at what their son or daughter plans to read, or help them complete their list of books to read. Remember they can read whatever they want: books, e-books, poetry, comics – anything goes!  Sharing books is fine too (in fact recommended!) as well as listening to audio books.
  • Help their child find sponsors among family and friends. The easiest way to sponsor a child is at https://readathon.secure.force.com/sponsor (which family and friends can use too) or return the sponsorship form with cash to school by 18th March 2022.

We’re asking parents and carers to support their child’s sponsored read as much as they can. They’ll be helping kids in hospitals get books, as well as helping themselves. And our school receives free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone!

The readathon will start on Monday 28th February and will run for two weeks.

For more information, visit www.readforgood.org.

Posted by Mrs L Brown

Category: Love Books Library Blog

Tags: Learning Resource Centre