The Read for Good Readathon

2nd Mar 2023

The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach that inspires reluctant readers to give reading a go and keen readers to read more widely. Students can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audiobooks to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun! 

As part of our activities for World Book Day, we are supporting the Read for Good Readathon. Students in Year 7 are encouraged to participate over the next four weeks (2nd March – 30th March).  Within school the English Department will be promoting the Readathon and we will award merit points to students who take part.

The money raised 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. The school also receives free books worth 20% of the grand sponsorship total.

The evidence from other schools is clear: teachers, parents and pupils all say that the freedom to choose what to read, combined with the knowledge that they are directly helping children in hospital, makes participation easy and compelling.

Download a pupil sponsorship form here - Read for Good Sponsorship Form

A letter with further details will follow.