Join the Leicester Readathon 2023!

Read for Good is partnering with Leicester’s Whatever It Takes and Bookmark Reading Charity to make the third Leicester Readathon bigger than ever! We are offering Leicester schools a plethora of ways to have fun with reading – and we want ALL schools to get involved.

Make sure you’re signed up to receive regular updates from Read for Good and Bookmark so that you can take advantage of free resources, books, events and much, much more.

SAVE THE DATE – our activities will be focused on a fortnight around World Book Day – 27th February to xx March, and there’s something to suit everyone.

Order your free Readathon kit

We want as many schools in Leicester running Readathon around World Book Day as possible. Readathon is a simple, fun intervention that gets kids reading, and helps get books to Leicester Children’s Hospital.

Brilliant books from Bookmark

Bookmark is giving each Leicester primary school a fantastic specially curated box of books that kids will want to read.

Bookmark reading volunteers

Bookmark’s trained reading volunteers offer support for children in Years 1 to 4 at risk of not meeting the expected standard for reading. The six-week programme provides two, 30-minute, one-to-one reading sessions each week.

And coming soon!

New and improved Track My Read!

We’re shortly launching a new and improved version of our popular reading tracker app. Set your pupils a reading challenge and they record what they read every day. You get lots of brilliant daily reading data by pupil, and reading targets will be smashed! Watch this space for more info!

Join our inspiring author events

As part of the Leicester Readathon 2023, we’ll have fantastic author events (who can forget the brilliant Greg James and Chris Smith in 2019). Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletters as we announce the line up!

Let’s Drop Everything and Read!

We want as many people, schools and organisations in Leicester as possible Dropping Everything and Reading at 10.00am (or at time to suit!) on xx March 2023. Help us to make #DEARLeicester massive in 2023 and get involved!

And don’t forget World Book Day on Thursday March 2023! Always a wonderful celebration of reading, make sure your pupils have their £1 book tokens, and check out World Book Day’s great line up of £1 books.

We’re really excited to be working alongside Bookmark Reading Charity and Whatever It Takes to make this year’s Leicester Citywide Readathon as big as it can be.

Bookmark Reading Charity

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