During November Year 8 students will be taking part in Readathon, which is a national sponsored reading event raising money for ill children in hospital.
For children in hospital, books are incredibly important - they comfort, distract, reassure and entertain. Throughout the year, Readathon provides brand new books and storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. Even children unable to leave their beds can choose books from Readathon’s specially designed mobile bookcase. Because they are brand new, the books are safe for those at high risk of infection.
In the space of just one year, Readathon give hospitals over 25,000 new books and provide 210 storytelling days, bringing the magic of books and stories to over 100,000 seriously ill children and their families.
As well as raising money for this excellent cause, for every £1 raised Readathon rewards our college library with 20p to spend on books for our students to enjoy. There will also be a trophy awarded to the tutor group which raises the most money.
It would be fantastic if our year 8 students can smash our previous record of £345 so get reading Year 8s!