16 April 2021

Priory pupils read everything from recipes to full books in their Read for Good Readathon week before the end of term. 

The charity Read for Good encourages children to read, inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely.  

Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed; it’s all about reading for fun.  

To motivate them during the week, pupils in Year 7-9 raised money in sponsorship which helps to provide a regular supply of new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.  

“Read for Good is a charity which buys books for children in hospitals as obviously second hand books can’t be used due to infection risks. It also organises for people to go into hospitals and read to the children," said English teacher Mrs Elliott.

With money still coming in, the good news is that we're on track to raise over £800 which is absolutely fantastic, particularly in the current climate.

Mrs Elliott continued, "We are absolutely delighted with the level of response we've received over the last 2-3 weeks, particularly from our Year 7s and 8s and believe it is testament to their kindness and their positive attitude towards reading.

“We just wanted Priory pupils to read whatever they want, from a recipe to a newspaper to a chapter of a book to a whole book, and get sponsored to raise money for Read for Good. It’s all about encouraging them to read something they will enjoy and reading for fun, for a good cause.” 

As well as helping children in hospital and advancing our pupils' reading skills, the school will receive free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone!   

Next week we'll be presenting a prize to the pupil who has read the most - watch this space!

To find out more about the Read for Good charity go to >>  https://readforgood.org  

Tags: English