Category: Schools running a Readathon

Listen up teachers! Our resident part-time primary teacher Lucy has come up with some inspiring ideas on how to make Readathon lighten your load!

Children reading

I’m a part time primary teacher and I spend a couple of days a week working at Readathon, which is great because I’m able to put my knowledge of life in the classroom to good use! I know all too well how a teacher’s time is stretched by government and school demands, and having run […]

Such a “positive way to promote literacy” – The Study School, New Malden tell us about their first ever Readathon

Pupils at The Study School

Today was a very exciting day for the whole of KS2 at our school. After enjoying ourselves the day before with the celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100thbirthday, we decided to encourage pupils to read more by organising a Readathon! Children in KS2 (aged 7-11) embarked on an 8 hour long reading marathon to raise money […]

One-Day Readathon at Castle Manor Academy gets the whole school buzzing and brings even struggling readers on board!

Castle Manor Academy

We have been running Readathon at Castle Manor Academy for the last 3 years, ever since I took on the role of Librarian, and each year we challenge ourselves to do better than the previous year. I’ve found it most effective to build up a buzz around Readathon for a few weeks leading up to […]

Titus Salt School borrows a remarkable 769 books during their Readathon marathon

Pupil at Titus Salt Schoo

Our Year 7 students spent seven weeks between spring half term reading as much as they could and getting sponsorship for Readathon. Reading took place in form time and in their literacy lessons, where they also shared and reviewed their books and had a go at writing their own stories. The students raised £611 and […]

Don’t judge a book by its cover – a School Librarian’s Readathon experience

Each year, Cobham Hall students participate in Readathon, a great opportunity to promote literacy, foster a love of reading for pleasure and raise money for a wonderful cause. When the Year 7s came to the Independent Learning Centre for their Library Period, they asked me what we were going to do, and I told them […]

Chailey School rises to the Readathon challenge

Intrepid Year 7 students at Chailey School in East Sussex have just completed a very successful  sponsored read, reading a whopping 266 books between them and raising a fantastic £675 for seriously ill children in hospital. Year 7 students have been very enthusiastic and really enjoyed taking part in the Readathon.  Mrs Duck, Library Manager, […]

I’m very, very proud of all the reading! Helen Cooper, Librarian King Henry VIII School, sings the praises of her pupils

King Henry VIII School Memorial Library, Readathon Blog Post:  21 April 2016 After the Readathon ended on World Book Day, it took about 3 weeks to collect in all the sponsorship money. Year 7 raised an amazing £1,486.90, £55 of which was raised online via the Readathon website.  I am very, very proud of all the […]

Queen’s Gate School’s get in the spirit of story telling with a Skype from Marcus Sedgewick

Finally on Friday, my year skyped our second famous author of the week, Marcus Sedgewick. I really enjoyed reading week as I love reading. I look forward to continuing the fun fundraiser challenger, the READATHON, because there are still so many great books to read. I also look forward to seeing how much money we manage to raise […]

Munchkins and Mary Poppins visit Miss Haversham’s house – Dress up day at Queen’s Gate School

On Thursday, we all dressed up as our favourite characters from books and we saw many extravagant costumes. It was also the day our Form rooms were going to be judged for turning them into the setting from a book. My class did the Wizard of Oz and we spent lunchtime frantically decorating it. Some […]

Queen’s Gate School launch their first Readathon !

Readathon Challenge

Last week was our first-ever Reading Week. We had many fun events going on. Thanks to our lovely librarian, Mrs Scott, and the English Department, all the events were very enjoyable.  In Assembly on Monday, we were introduced to the various competitions that Reading Week included such as a book trailer competition, decorating our form […]