Readathon 2018

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Caring Year 7 pupils raised £340 for new books and storyteller visits to children in hospitals across the UK.

We ran Readathon Sponsored Read with Year 7 pupils during World Book Day 2018 and they raised a massive £340 for the charity. St. Hild's school will also get FREE book vouchers worth 20% of the sponsorship money raised.

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD)

Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. We would like to thank Parents/ Carers and their families for supporting them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to give away brand new books and arrange storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK.

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“Awesome Year 7, I am delighted with your fantastic efforts.” - Mrs Bulley, Senior Librarian.