Reading for pleasure and raising money at the same time
As a school, we encourage everyone to read for at least 20 minutes every day. Some of us can think of nothing better than having the opportunity to curl up and read uninterrupted for hours. The hot chocolate and biscuits served are an added bonus!
World Book Day was on Thursday 3 March 2022 and we held two shorter Readathons for Year 7s, who were off timetable and in the library reading for two lessons. On Friday 4 March, some of our Year 8 and Year 9 pupils spent the whole day off timetable reading in the library. For those who were also part of Matilda the Musical Jr, this was particularly relaxing way to end their week.
"It was wonderful to see so many pupils concentrating on reading such a fabulous variety of books. Every year we love to see the enthusiasm for this fundraising event and pupils definitely seem to appreciate the treat of hot chocolate and biscuits!" Mrs Bond and Mrs Burton
Our thanks to our 70 avid readers and their sponsors who helped them raise (to be confirmed) over £1,905 for Read for Good.
A definite feel-good story!
I found the Readathon really fun because I got to read all day with my friends and help a charity. Isla
I really enjoyed the Readathon as it gave me time with people I'm not usually with and I was able to try out a new author too! Inês
It was relaxing and such a nice way to end the week on a Friday. I like to read so it was a nice experience, including the hot chocolate. Coco
I thought that it was a great way to support the charity. Elizabeth
I really enjoyed the Readathon. It was extremely relaxing and I would totally recommend doing it if you get the chance. Kathy
I love that I am able to do something I love - reading - whilst also helping people. Charlotte
It was lovely to sit down for the whole day and catch up with some reading. I really liked the hot chocolate and biscuits too. Thank you. Jess
It was really relaxing and I enjoyed getting into a good book. Definitely do this next time. Lily-Rose