Tag: Gloucestershire

A Book is a Book (In praise of the Argos Catalogue) Former Readathon employee turned author Debbie Young is inspired by unusual World Book Day choices!

Debbie at BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Wacky fancy dress costumes quickly go viral on World Book Day, and this year a boy dressed as the Argos catalogue hit the headlines. “Well, it is his favourite book,” tweeted his mum, Vicki Bowles. While some commentators sniffed disapproval, the story will have resonated with any parents who’ve ever had an Argos catalogue in […]

A-Level student and bookworm Holly Mc Sweeny explains how a passion for reading led her first to work experience and then to a volunteer post at Readathon

Stroud High School

My name is Holly McSweeney. I am currently studying for A levels and I am also a profound book lover. Recently I had to find somewhere to spend my work experience week, and searched for weeks for something I would enjoy that was linked to my love of English and reading.  When I stumbled across […]

Storyteller Michael Loader remembers Henry Bromberg, our incredible Young Ambassador who lost his battle with a rare heart condition last month.

I got to know Henry and his family through telling stories with Readathon at the Royal Gloucester Hospital. We always made up stories together from a bag of objects I bring along when visiting children and families. The first time we met Henry took out every single object and connected them together to make an […]

Leighterton Primary School place books at the heart of their kindness tree

Our Readathon officially finished on Friday and we have already had some sponsor cards and money returned which is great. I have given them the next week to collect their money in and return it to school – reminding them it wasn’t too late to get a one off pound here and there for reading […]

Quick wins for Leighterton Primary School with their on-the-spot sponsored reads for an instant 50p!

I reminded the children to keep on going with their Readathon in assembly today. I suggested that they could have ‘on the spot sponsored reads’ to drum up some money! For example, ‘Will you put 50p in my pot if I read you this poem?” I also encouraged them to try and beat the last […]

Leighterton Primary School get ready to dive in to books !

Once I had got round to looking through the Readathon resources I found it really easy to get ready for our Readathon. It was great to have everything you need to get going – I found having a letter to send out to parents that could be edited to suit was a great timesaver! After […]

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