Liverpool’s reputation as a “city of readers” made it the obvious choice for our first-ever citywide Readathon, in a model that’s now been rolled across other cities and academy chains.
We work with the Liverpool Learning Partnership to bring schools and the wider community together for one glorious fortnight in March, with our Readathon acting as a catalyst to encourage children across the city to take time to read: revitalising and reinforcing reading habits proven to transform lives.
Our last 2020 citywide united 41,279 children from 131 schools to showcase and share the creative ways they fire-up a love of reading, bringing them together digitally through social media and physically at shared author events. The Liverpool Readathon has also raised £40,000 over three years to support our respective charities’ work on literacy projects in the city, school libraries and at Alder Hey. Our bookcase at the hospital now bears a permanent dedication to the schools of Liverpool.
While we couldn’t deliver our normal Liverpool programme in the March 2021 lockdown, we still managed to unite 12,359 children across the city to Drop Everything and Read on World Book Day. (#DEARLiverpool).
We will return in 2022!
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