‘Children who read for pleasure are more likely to do well in school, have better-paying jobs and better health and well-being.’ – Read for Good.
After a busy week of exams, the Library and English departments hold an annual Readathon for the Year 6, 7, and 8’s, a chance for them to relax and reconnect with reading.
The pupils can read whatever they like; books, magazines, graphic novels and even listen to audiobooks. Pupils can be sponsored by page, book, or time.
To encourage reading, there are several events in the school. On Monday, the Year 7’s and 8’s enjoyed a picnic read on the beautiful Langley school grounds. Tutors will be showing an author read by Tom Palmer linked to Refugee Week, and Y6 and 7’s will be watching Readathon’s Summer Party featuring Michael Rosen, MG Leonard and other exciting children’s authors. Additional events will be held in the library over lunchtime.
Readathon finishes on 1st July – Keep Reading, Keep Raising, and keep being Amazing Year 6, 7, & 8’s!
Money raised is given to Read for Good charity, which supports buying books and providing readers for sick children in hospital. The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is one of the recipients.
Please click here for more information on the charity and how to support your child’s reading.