22/23 READ Gloucestershire! will be bigger than ever!

READ Gloucestershire! is a county-wide campaign, bringing together local and national partners to help inspire your pupils to read, providing reading for pleasure support throughout the school year, with a focus on a 2-week county-wide celebration 12-23 June 2023.

Make sure you receive our regular emails, jam-packed with useful information, including:

  • Access to free virtual author events
  • Running Readathon® and Track My Read® in your school
  • Information and access to a wide range of pragmatic reading for pleasure resources, tools and activities
  • Signposting to other great reading for pleasure initiatives

And we’re inviting schools in Gloucestershire to apply for one of Brilliant Boxes of Books, which can help to kick start a reading revolution in your setting! Click here for more information, and to apply to receive one of our Brilliant Boxes!


Join our Michael Morpurgo live event this World Book Day (10am 2nd March)

This coming World Book Day, Read for Good has an exclusive event with best-selling, much-loved author, Michael Morpurgo and you’re invited!

Simply order your Readathon kit to run Readathon in 22/23 and Michael will be beamed live into your school, talking about his all-time classic War Horse as it celebrates 40 years!

For more information and to order your free kit, click here.


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Ways to get involved

Join the Gloucestershire Readathon!

Order your kit to join other Gloucestershire schools who are reading and raising to buy books for seriously ill children. With incredible resources provided in each kit, reading becomes even more exciting.

Author-in-Residence – M.G. Leonard

Award-winning and best-selling author, M. G. Leonard, has produced a range of brilliant, Key Stage-tailored supporting videos for pupils, and a CPD session to help teachers and librarians to incorporate reading for pleasure into their work.

Our free web app, Track My Read – make reading count

Track My Read is brilliantly simple: pupils log what they read, how long for and how much they enjoyed it; in return, teachers and librarians get valuable reading behaviours data, providing a wealth of evidence and insights about pupils’ reading choices.


Click here to catch up on the previous READ Gloucestershire! events, which you can watch whenever you like.

*if you’ve already receive our READ Gloucestershire! emails, you don’t need to sign up again.

With many thanks to Jennifer Hayward and Richard Waite, and The Notgrove Trust, for supporting READ Gloucestershire.