Last month saw the launch of this year’s Readathon. Between 24 April and 26 May TSS are running a Readathon sponsored read to raise money for this worthwhile charity and resources for our school Learning Resource Centre.

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools; it encourages children to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success. Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK. Information about this organisation is available online at http://www.readathon.org/

Assistant Year 7 Leader, Juliet Scott said: “I recommend Readathon to any teacher or librarian who wants to get their pupils reading for pleasure. Readathon creates a real buzz about books in the school.  I have found children talking about books, sharing and swapping favourites and genuinely motivated to read. Parents become involved in what their children are reading and share precious time together talking about books.. Readathon really is a win-win.”

Founder of Readathon, Brough Girling said: “The wonderful thing about schools and young people is that even in today’s economic climate, they are still eager to raise money for those less fortunate than themselves.  To say thank you for their tremendous efforts, Readathon has teamed up with Scholastic Book Clubs to give Titus Salt School free books.  We hope that these books will in turn inspire even more pupils to get reading - for good.”

T&A article: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15272446.School_pupils_in_month_long_readathon/