Halewood CofE Readathon

Halewood CofE  pupils has just completed a successful Readathon sponsored read in which pupils rose to the challenge, reading hundreds of books and raising a fantastic £622 for seriously ill children.
Their achievement also earned the school free books worth £124, provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs to boost school library stocks.
Readathon is run by the UK charity Read for Good, which uses the sponsorship money raised to provide a regular supply of much-needed brand new books and regular storyteller visits for all major children’s hospitals in the UK.
Each hospital has a tailor-made mobile bookcase, which is jam-packed full of the latest best sellers and classic favourites enabling children to choose just what they fancy, without risk of infection.
Headteacher Mr Smith, said: “I can recommend Readathon to any teacher or librarian who wants to get their pupils reading for pleasure.
“Readathon creates a real buzz about books in the school and I found children talking about books, sharing and swapping favourites and genuinely motivated to read. Parents also became involved in what their children were reading and shared precious time together talking about books.
“An additional incentive for our pupils was knowing that the money raised would help to buy books for children in hospital. Our pupils are always motivated to help others and I am extremely proud of them for raising so much money.”

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