Pupils take part in ‘Readathon’ for charity

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Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have completed a ‘Readathon’ for Read for Good. The charity sponsors pupils through reading and aims to raise money for books for schools and it brings the power of stories to children in hospital through their mobile bookcases and resident storytellers.

Pupils choose what they want to read from comics to classics – anything goes. They ask their friends and family to sponsor them per book or per minute of reading and our pupils raised £2,245.40 – a phenomenal amount for charity.

Teacher of English, Frances Healy, said: “The English department is incredibly proud of the pupils for showing such persistence and engagement during the Readathon. They have surpassed all our expectations and been simply fantastic; helping others while improving their reading skills. Gratitude is expressed to all who sponsored our pupils, without their help and support this amazing amount of money would not have been raised.”