We are delighted to be taking part in Readathon, the UK’s biggest national sponsored reading event that helps children develop a life-long love of reading for pleasure. All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be taking part in this event and it will be closely linked to activities completed within English lessons to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.
Your child will have from Monday 4th March to Friday 22nd March to read as many books of their choice as possible, asking family and friends to sponsor them on the sponsorship card that will be given to them by their English teacher. After the four weeks, sponsorship money will need to be given to their English teacher no later than Friday 29th March. There will be prizes for the top five fundraisers in the school!
Readathon works with CLIC Sargent and the Roald Dahl Foundation to support children and young people suffering from cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, leukaemia, blood disorders, epilepsy or acquired brain injury. The money we raise from the Readathon will be donated to these worthwhile charities. Also, the school will receive free books worth 20% of our school’s sponsorship total. Last year we a fantastic £1,352, and hope to beat this amount this year!
Also, as part of the week’s celebrations, students will be taking part in special World Book Day lessons and have the opportunity to participate in a range of fantastic competitions and activities to promote reading for pleasure. Your child will also receive a £1 book token that can be exchanged for a special £1 book redeemed against the purchase of any book at a local bookshop such as WH Smiths or Waterstones.
If you have any questions regarding Readathon or World Book Day then please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Thank you for your support.
Mr Gavin Husband
Teacher of English