Tag: primary

Why we love to read – Three Year nine students from Holly Lodge Girls College tell us why they read along with over 20 000 children in the Liverpool Readathon last week!

Holly Lodge

To read or not to read? Asked what we like to do in our spare time and it will range from being on our phones to swimming. But what most people don’t realise is that reading actually widens our way of thinking. For someone who likes books it is a way of escaping the harsh […]

Shhhh, we have made it to to the end of term! Readathon Social Media Co-ordinator, Jo, reflects on a busy term at Readathon HQ.

Spring term has always been the busiest on our calendar but this year more than ever it has been a joy to engage online with our schools, libraries, teachers, authors, partners and even a Hollywood Movie Producer (of Despicable Me fame), John Cohen (OK, it was one retweet – but, you know, WOW!).  From photos […]

Listen up teachers! Our resident part-time primary teacher Lucy has come up with some inspiring ideas on how to make Readathon lighten your load!

Children reading

I’m a part time primary teacher and I spend a couple of days a week working at Readathon, which is great because I’m able to put my knowledge of life in the classroom to good use! I know all too well how a teacher’s time is stretched by government and school demands, and having run […]

Such a “positive way to promote literacy” – The Study School, New Malden tell us about their first ever Readathon

Pupils at The Study School

Today was a very exciting day for the whole of KS2 at our school. After enjoying ourselves the day before with the celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100thbirthday, we decided to encourage pupils to read more by organising a Readathon! Children in KS2 (aged 7-11) embarked on an 8 hour long reading marathon to raise money […]

One-Day Readathon at Castle Manor Academy gets the whole school buzzing and brings even struggling readers on board!

Castle Manor Academy

We have been running Readathon at Castle Manor Academy for the last 3 years, ever since I took on the role of Librarian, and each year we challenge ourselves to do better than the previous year. I’ve found it most effective to build up a buzz around Readathon for a few weeks leading up to […]

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 […]

Chailey School rises to the Readathon challenge

Intrepid Year 7 students at Chailey School in East Sussex have just completed a very successful  sponsored read, reading a whopping 266 books between them and raising a fantastic £675 for seriously ill children in hospital. Year 7 students have been very enthusiastic and really enjoyed taking part in the Readathon.  Mrs Duck, Library Manager, […]

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 […]

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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