The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
- Dr. Seuss
As we are half way through our Readathon in aid of Read for Good, it seems like a good time to let everyone know how things are progressing.
As you know, we are running a Read for Good Readathon and we are delighted that your child, in Years 7, 8 & 9 has joined in. They have set individual targets for how many books they hope to read by May 3rd, 2022 and also pledged an amount of money that they think happy parents and family will give to the Read for Good charity.
It’s been proven that children who read for pleasure are more likely to be successful and happy throughout their lives (OECD).
The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from paper, hardback, on-line and audio books - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. And, they are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.
We have combined this scheme with our Reading Challenge and class readers which helps the pupils achieve their goals. Together with the knowledge that they are directly helping children in hospital compels pupils to get involved.
All you have to do is to continue supporting your child’s sponsored read as much as you can. They’ll be helping kids in hospitals get books, as well as helping themselves. And our school receives free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.
For more information, please visit www.readforgood.org. Thank you so much to the parents who have already paid on-line in advance of their child’s completion of their targets, that is wonderful! Please do let us know if you send money directly to Read for Good, so we can credit your child’s amazing efforts.
Thank you for your support – helping your
child to keep reading, raising and being