Tag: schools

Why I chose to donate to Readathon – Raquel Fernandes of the Hemming Robeson Foundation explains why Readathon is a charity close to her heart.

This year, the Hemming Robeson team have each been asked to personally choose a charity to share a portion of the Hemming Robeson Foundation funds. It is my privilege to have chosen Readathon as this month’s charity and the reason I have is a fairly personal one. I arrived in England on a cloudy December […]

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 […]

Readathon’s super Storyteller Steve inspires Limavady Grammar School with tales of his regular visits to Belfast’s children’s hospital

Steve at Limavady Grammar School

I made the epic journey to Limavady (Leim an Mhadaidh, which is Irish for ‘Leap of the Dog’), Co. Derry, armed with my Didgeridoo, a plethora of musical instruments, an orange polo-shirt and a sack full of stories. When I arrived at Limavady Grammar School, I was given a very warm welcome by Claire Gordon, Head […]

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, […]

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 […]

Leighterton Primary School place books at the heart of their kindness tree

Our Readathon officially finished on Friday and we have already had some sponsor cards and money returned which is great. I have given them the next week to collect their money in and return it to school – reminding them it wasn’t too late to get a one off pound here and there for reading […]

Quick wins for Leighterton Primary School with their on-the-spot sponsored reads for an instant 50p!

I reminded the children to keep on going with their Readathon in assembly today. I suggested that they could have ‘on the spot sponsored reads’ to drum up some money! For example, ‘Will you put 50p in my pot if I read you this poem?” I also encouraged them to try and beat the last […]

Leighterton Primary School get ready to dive in to books !

Once I had got round to looking through the Readathon resources I found it really easy to get ready for our Readathon. It was great to have everything you need to get going – I found having a letter to send out to parents that could be edited to suit was a great timesaver! After […]