Pupils from Mab Lane Primary School excitedly regale their Liverpool Readathon experience
24th January 2018
Here at Mab Lane we were excited to take part in the first Liverpool-wide Readathon which ran during last year’s National Libraries Week.
We all love reading! Our teachers chose really fun books to share with us that make us excited to do our work. Year 5 read Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce which is really good. We had fun reading areas where we could take our books, get cosy and just read and relax. In Year 4 we had a bedtime story area, and now we like reading in our own beds at home more too! When you have been working really hard, or when you are worried or sad, it’s really good to be able to switch off and read a book. Most of all, we loved joining in with all of the fun reading activities at school.
During the week, we got lots of extra reading for fun time every day, and we got to make our own reading areas and reading dens wherever we wanted. We liked it so much that we didn’t want to give them up! In Year 6 we have three reading areas now, and soon we will have a reading garden outside too! Sometimes we shared books with our friends, and our teachers read us extra stories as well. Even at playtime we were reading! It was so much fun to have all that extra time to read, especially since we could choose any books that we wanted. We wish we could have a Readathon every week!
We were really proud that we could raise money to help children in hospital. Some of us have been in hospital before and it can be really boring and you can feel sad. When you read a book or listen to a story it takes your mind off your situation and takes you away from it so you don’t feel so bad. We are very excited to find out how much money we raised and give it to the children who need it. We can’t wait for next year’s Readathon too!
By Alfie Ellis (Y6), Adam Hughes (Y5), Sephora Koudou (Y4), Lily Tyrer (Y3) and Dexter Rhodes (Y1/2)