Tag: librarian

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys get their bookbuzz with Readathon!

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Hi, I’m the librarian in Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and I have been running Readathon for a number of years now. Each year has got progressively better in terms of involvement and money raised through introducing an element of competition. This year has been the best yet, raising in the region of £2,700! Readathon […]

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Readathon storyteller Jen Lunn shares the magic of storytelling for children in hospital.

Me – “Can you see what it says on the back of my t-shirt?” Child – “I’m a Readathon Storyteller” Me – “Yeah. The thing is… I’m a bit of a cheat.” Intrigued look from child. Me – “You see, I’m actually a story collector.” I have been pushing my wonderful mobile bookcases of Readathon […]

A-Level student and bookworm Holly Mc Sweeny explains how a passion for reading led her first to work experience and then to a volunteer post at Readathon

Stroud High School

My name is Holly McSweeney. I am currently studying for A levels and I am also a profound book lover. Recently I had to find somewhere to spend my work experience week, and searched for weeks for something I would enjoy that was linked to my love of English and reading.  When I stumbled across […]

Listen up teachers! Our resident part-time primary teacher Lucy has come up with some inspiring ideas on how to make Readathon lighten your load!

Children reading

I’m a part time primary teacher and I spend a couple of days a week working at Readathon, which is great because I’m able to put my knowledge of life in the classroom to good use! I know all too well how a teacher’s time is stretched by government and school demands, and having run […]

Why I chose to donate to Readathon – Raquel Fernandes of the Hemming Robeson Foundation explains why Readathon is a charity close to her heart.

This year, the Hemming Robeson team have each been asked to personally choose a charity to share a portion of the Hemming Robeson Foundation funds. It is my privilege to have chosen Readathon as this month’s charity and the reason I have is a fairly personal one. I arrived in England on a cloudy December […]

One-Day Readathon at Castle Manor Academy gets the whole school buzzing and brings even struggling readers on board!

Castle Manor Academy

We have been running Readathon at Castle Manor Academy for the last 3 years, ever since I took on the role of Librarian, and each year we challenge ourselves to do better than the previous year. I’ve found it most effective to build up a buzz around Readathon for a few weeks leading up to […]

Titus Salt School borrows a remarkable 769 books during their Readathon marathon

Pupil at Titus Salt Schoo

Our Year 7 students spent seven weeks between spring half term reading as much as they could and getting sponsorship for Readathon. Reading took place in form time and in their literacy lessons, where they also shared and reviewed their books and had a go at writing their own stories. The students raised £611 and […]

Don’t judge a book by its cover – a School Librarian’s Readathon experience

Each year, Cobham Hall students participate in Readathon, a great opportunity to promote literacy, foster a love of reading for pleasure and raise money for a wonderful cause. When the Year 7s came to the Independent Learning Centre for their Library Period, they asked me what we were going to do, and I told them […]

Chailey School rises to the Readathon challenge

Intrepid Year 7 students at Chailey School in East Sussex have just completed a very successful  sponsored read, reading a whopping 266 books between them and raising a fantastic £675 for seriously ill children in hospital. Year 7 students have been very enthusiastic and really enjoyed taking part in the Readathon.  Mrs Duck, Library Manager, […]

Queen’s Gate School’s get in the spirit of story telling with a Skype from Marcus Sedgewick

Finally on Friday, my year skyped our second famous author of the week, Marcus Sedgewick. I really enjoyed reading week as I love reading. I look forward to continuing the fun fundraiser challenger, the READATHON, because there are still so many great books to read. I also look forward to seeing how much money we manage to raise […]