It’s back!

We have done so well raising money with Readathon in previous years, that we will be running it again at the end of this half term. We will launch it on Monday 11th February and run it over the holiday week, finishing on Friday 1st March.

The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. And, they are motivated to read because the money they raise 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.

Knowing that they are raising money for charity motivates children to read more, and it adds to their sense of achievement, so your support with this would be much appreciated.

During the three weeks, we will have an exciting DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) session to really create a buzz about reading in school!

A letter and sponsor form will be coming home at the end of this week. The easiest way to sponsor a child is at www.readforgood.org/sponsor (which family and friends can use too) or return the sponsor card with a cheque (payable to Readathon) or cash sent in to school by Friday 8th March.

Keep an eye out for the forms on Friday and have fun reading with your children!

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Thompson