Tag: reading group

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 […]

The Kids of Readalot – sounds like a great novel – but actually they’re a band of brothers who love to read so much they’re doing our BIG HOLIDAY READ! PLUS they’ve shared their brilliant blog with us!

The Kids of Readalot

Hello everyone! It’s the start of the second week of our summer holidays and we wanted to tell you about one of the things we’re doing over the summer. A couple of weeks ago we signed up to take part in Read For Good’s Big Holiday Read. The aim of the Big Holiday Read is […]

Willingdon Community School students let their imaginations run riot to raise money for Readathon and to celebrate books!

Willingdon Community School

We are a group of 19 Literacy students at Willingdon Community School in Eastbourne who have participated in Readathon for the first time this year. We had three main aims from this project: raise money for Readathon, encourage ourselves to read for enjoyment outside of school and to inspire other students to read. The freeing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Helen Cooper, Librarian, King Henry VIII School celebrates a hushed Library full of Y7 pupils with their eyes glued to the pages of a book

Readathon Display Board

So we’re a week in to our month-long Readathon and things seem to be going well for Year 7.  There’s nothing better than a hushed Library full of Year 7 pupils with their eyes glued to the pages of a book. I have offered a daily Reading Group in the Library at lunchtimes, but so […]

The gauntlet is thrown down at King Henry VIII School. War and Peace – who will finish first: school librarian or 2 year 7 boys…?

War and Peace

Our Readathon starts tomorrow and today I’m meeting the last Year 7 class in the Library to hand out their sponsorship cards, show them the Readathon promotional film and give them an opportunity to return and borrow books. My life as Readathon organiser is made a lot easier by the School’s leadership and the English […]

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