3 May 2023

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Priory pupils raised an amazing £474 at their week-long Readathon which is run by UK charity Read for Good. 

Pupils had a week to read a book, comic or a newspaper and it was all about encouraging reading for pleasure. They got sponsored with the money going to buy books for children in hospitals. Their achievement has also earned Priory free books, provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, to boost the school library stocks. 

Priory pupils took it seriously with our top fundraisers posing for a photograph and having a quick interview. 

Year 7 Jacob raised an amazing £200. "I love reading. I read two books 'The Warrior in the Mist' and 'Arrowhead' by Ruth Eastham, Mr Eastham's sister. I had bought them both the week before.

"I was pleased to raise so much as I didn't expect it. My aunty in America even sponsored me £20!"

Naeem was also one of the top fundraisers and he read five books with his favourite Roald Dahl’s ‘Boy.’ 

Phoebe enjoyed Gangsta Granny. “It made me laugh a little bit.” 

Year 7 Sophie said: “In the week I read one or two books. I finished ‘Wizards of Once,’ by Cressida Cowell. It’s a really good fantasy book.” 

Aiden also read the ‘Wizards of Once’ along with three other books in the week. “It’s an easy book to read so I enjoyed it.” 

Daniel from Year 9 read ‘Wonder ‘by RJ Palacio about a boy who was born with a distorted face. “I enjoy reading and I wanted to help the charity.” 

Year 7 Maisie raised £50 and read 'Twilight' and 'Some Places More Than Others.'  They were very different books but I enjoyed them both."

Mrs Elliott, English Teacher and Chief Librarian, who organised the charity event said, “Huge congratulations go out to everyone who took part in our Read for Good campaign.   It's a fantastic cause with the £200 raised going towards providing books and readers for children in hospital.  Reading is a great escape at any time, but perhaps more so for young people in long term hospital care, so, thanks again to all who helped."


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