On Wednesday 4th July a group of students took part in a sponsored readathon in the English Department.
Student’s were sponsored to read their books for the entire school day to raise money for the Read for Good Charity.
Read for Good’s vision is for all children in the UK to be given the opportunity, space and motivation to develop their own love of reading, benefiting them throughout their lives – for good.
One of the reasons kids don’t read is lack of motivation. One of the things that motivates kids is helping other kids. Their simple (but brilliant) idea is to link the two.
And it works…
- some 3,000 schools are involved in their Readathon every year
- encouraging almost one million pupils to love reading
- all of the UK’s major children’s hospitals now receive regular deliveries of brand new books and storyteller visits, reaching 100,000 hospitalised children each year
- schools receive 20% of whatever they raise back for their own library. In the last five years alone, they’ve given almost £800,000 worth of free book vouchers to participating schools.
Numerous studies show that reading changes lives: from educational outcomes and social mobility to emotional well-being. There’s also ample evidence to demonstrate that enjoyment drives the core skill of reading and that motivation is an integral element of reading well.
The students behaved impeccably and successfully completed their challenge and if you would like to sponsor any of our students, you can do so on the Read for Good Website
We’ve also put a few pictures up in the Gallery.