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Readathon 2017

13 March 2017

Readathon 2017 logoOnce again this year our school is supporting 'Readathon' throughout the week of 13th-17th March 2017.

Students in Years 7-9 will be completing a 'Readathon' in all of their English lessons. Students have been given sponsor cards for this and would really appreciate the support of parents/carers and friends to raise as much money as possible (deadline for sponsor money to be submitted to school is Friday 31st March 2017).

For children in hospital, books are incredibly important - they comfort, distract, reassure and entertain. Throughout the year, Readathon provides brand new books and storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. Even children unable to leave their beds can choose books from Readathon's specially designed mobile bookcase. Because they are brand new, the books are safe for those at high risk of infection.

In the space of just one year, they give hospitals over 25,000 new books and provide 210 storytelling days, bringing the magic of books and stories to over 100,000 seriously ill children and their families.

As well as their hospital programme Readathon also supports children in hospitals via three brilliant charities; The Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's CharityCLIC Sargent and Together for Short Lives.

Readathon charity logos

The student who raises the most money will receive a prize!