Our long-running campaign with the Liverpool Learning Partnership saw some 30,000 children across almost 100 schools come together under the umbrella of the fourth Liverpool Readathon, which ran from 28 February to 11 March and incorporated World Book Day on the first Thursday.
New for 2022 was a Two Million Minute Track My Read Challenge, alongside a citywide Drop Everything and Read (#DEARLiverpool) and author events with Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre and Emma Carroll.
With funding for the event from several Foundations including Granada, Pilkington and E L Rathbone, we also distributed some £18,000 of brand new books.
Reading Coordinator at the Liverpool Learning Partnership, Jenny Holder said: “We love seeing the creative ways that busy schools showcase all that they do to support their children in becoming lifelong readers. The Liverpool Readathon motivates even reluctant readers to give reading a go, gets books to disadvantaged children – who are experiencing real book poverty – and unites the community.”Back to news