READ Gloucestershire!

Between January and July 2021, we want as many schools as possible taking part in READ Gloucestershire! Pupils in Gloucestershire will be reading for fun – united in a shared purpose to help their school, to help children in hospital, and to help themselves. Will you join us?

Whether it’s running our Readathon, Dropping Everything to Read or joining one of our author events, there are lots of ways to get involved in our celebration of reading. And all schools who are part of Read Gloucestershire! will be automatically entered into free prize draws to win bookish goodies!

When your school signs up to the READ Gloucestershire! campaign, you’ll get:

Drop Everything and Read this summer!

Let READ Gloucestershire!, Gloucestershire Libraries, and Everyman Theatre help get the children in your life reading this summer.

Meet the King of Fun Facts – Author Andy Seed

How do you interview a Tiger or a Shark or other wild animals? If you want to find out come and join Andy Seed as he talks about his new books Interview with a Tiger and Interview with a Shark – hear about how he created a special machine (the TRANIMALATOR) to allow him to chat to any animal… and lots of fun animal facts. Click here.

Join in with Everyman Theatre’s Camille Cowe for a Wild World Heroes inspired drama workshop 

Everyman Theatre, with the support of Investec, is touring Zeb and Cat Save the World. Participate in this great virtual drama workshop to get ready for the full production and inspire kids to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge!

More about the show! “Zeb and Cat find that litter is really messing up their park and the wildlife is being harmed.  Can you join Zeb and Cat and try to save the animals?   A family show about protecting the environment for children aged 4- 11 years at locations across Gloucestershire this summer.” Click here.

Don’t forget to encourage your pupils to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge through Gloucestershire Libraries. You can learn all about the Summer Reading Challenge on Gloucestershire Libraries website. Click here.

Author and Illustrator Events

We’re inviting schools (and pupils at home) to join our fabulous author events.

Starting on 29 January, we  have a dazzling array of wonderful authors and illustrators talking about reading, and answering your pupils’ questions. There’s something for everyone, and all ages. 

These authors will inspire and delight children, whether at home or at school.

Click here for details of the authors and illustrators featured and how to get involved. 

Run Readathon

We want as many schools as possible running Readathon – our fabulous sponsored read, proven over decades to be an effective way to get pupils reading for pleasure.

Join us in March to run Readathon around World Book Day. You can run it with pupils at home or at school, and it’s a great way to bring pupils together in a shared purpose. Click here for more info

All schools can use our brand new TRACK MY READ, engaging pupils in reading and giving schools loads of insights about what they choose to read.

Getting books to children in hospital

And all the while, you’ll be helping support our fabulous work at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – bringing books and stories to children who really need them.

Here’s our very own Read for Good Storyteller, Michael Loader, who regularly cheers children up in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital:

Storyteller Michael Loader wants to tell you about the launch of READ Gloucestershire! from Read for Good on Vimeo.

Download and share our posters


READ Gloucestershire! is run by Read for Good with support from Gloucestershire Libraries, Gloucestershire Community Foundation, Hitchins Family Trust, John Lewis & Partners, Cheltenham, World Book Day and Read With Me. Partners can find resources here.