If you are a parent to a child in Year 7, 8 or 9, be prepared to see a sudden spike in enthusiasm for books, as the Readathon kicks off in earnest.
Run by the charity Read For Good, The Readathon pits children with the challenge of reading as many books as they can, earning money from each one to be put to good causes, including books for schools and bringing the power of stories to children in hospital via our mobile bookcases and resident storytellers.
To kick off the event, all the pupils involved sat down with a reading book and were generously given a hot chocolate and cookie to get them comfortable.
We’re going to keep the Readathon going all the way until the end of March, so expect to see a lot of enthusiastic reading over the coming months.
You don’t have to have a child in these year groups to take part; you can add to our Readathon total by donating online here.