7 March 2023

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Priory pupils will have their noses in their books as part of the school’s sponsored Readathon. 

Overseen by the English department, pupils will read as many books as they can and get sponsored to raise money so new books can be bought for disadvantaged children in schools and hospitals around the UK. Their achievement will also earn Priory free books, provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, to boost their school library stocks. 

English teacher and Chief Librarian, Mrs Elliott, who is leading the campaign said, "Readathon is run by the UK charity Read for Good and it’s to encourage children to read for pleasure – whether it’s a book, comic, newspaper or poem." 

Priory's Readathon starts w/c 20 March but some pupils were already getting in some practise!

Umar was reading ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. He said: “It’s very funny, I am enjoying it and it’s one of my favourite series.” 

Charlie is reading ‘Inheritance Games’ about a girl who inherits a house full of puzzles and codes.  “It is a bit strange, a bit eerie,” said Charlie. “I enjoy fantasy books the best.” 

Ethan is on ‘SAS Rogue Traders.’ He said: “They are on a desert mission, it’s an historical drama and I like history. It’s good as it’s on the BBC and the internet so you can find out more about it.” 

Daniel added: “I am reading ‘Wonder’ about a boy who was born with a syndrome that deformed his face and it’s about his life. It is really interesting. I like reading a variety of books.” 

What's it about?

The Readathon will officially run w/c 20 March for one  week.  Prior to then however, pupils can start collecting their sponsors.  See your English teachers for your sponsorship card and bookmark!

When we ran this campaign two years ago our amazing pupils raised over £1000 for the Read for Good charity. 

There'll be prizes for the pupil who has collected the biggest sponsorship, and the best class, plus all participants' names will go into a lucky draw so that everyone has a chance of winning. 


Tags: English Fundraising Personal Development