Older students run it

Because we’ve made Readathon really easy to run, and provide all the resources you need including a DVD to launch Readathon in your school, it’s an ideal event for older students to run for younger pupils.

Not only does it remind older pupils to read, it also develops their citizenship, organisation and communication skills. And because the money raised helps children in hospital, their awareness of community engagement is also boosted.

Give them the task of promoting Readathon, getting local press coverage, using social media and encouraging participation. As well as building a buzz about books around the school, your older students will be building up their CVs.

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