Month: June 2016

Titus Salt School borrows a remarkable 769 books during their Readathon marathon

Pupil at Titus Salt Schoo

Our Year 7 students spent seven weeks between spring half term reading as much as they could and getting sponsorship for Readathon. Reading took place in form time and in their literacy lessons, where they also shared and reviewed their books and had a go at writing their own stories. The students raised £611 and […]

Readathon, Festivals, Books and Me – A blog from Readathon’s Schools Manager, Heidi Perry

Sophie and Florence

“Reading is unique because it’s the only art form which is experienced privately; music, art, dance, theatre, all those are group experiences we share with others, but reading is intensely solitary – unless you go to a literary festival to share the wonder of reading with others.” This is the view of Peter Florence, Director […]

Readathon’s super Storyteller Steve inspires Limavady Grammar School with tales of his regular visits to Belfast’s children’s hospital

Steve at Limavady Grammar School

I made the epic journey to Limavady (Leim an Mhadaidh, which is Irish for ‘Leap of the Dog’), Co. Derry, armed with my Didgeridoo, a plethora of musical instruments, an orange polo-shirt and a sack full of stories. When I arrived at Limavady Grammar School, I was given a very warm welcome by Claire Gordon, Head […]

Read Amelia’s charming story ‘The Bird Princess’ – created with Readathon Storyteller, Graham, during her stay in Birmingham Children’s Hospital

A story by Amelia with Readathon storyteller Graham Langley Once upon a time in a distant land there lived a beautiful bird. She was a princess of birds and her feathers were bright blue and red.  Her palace was in a tall pointed tree in the middle of the woods ant it was surrounded by […]

How storytelling transcends barriers in hospitals by Readathon storyteller, Graham.

Readathon sessions are going from strength to strength at Hull Royal Infirmary. Every six weeks I take my stories and promote Readathon’s wonderful bookcase in Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary. Recently in Hull, I had a lovely visit with a girl who I’d met at a previous session there; she was back in […]