Stanborough School Literacy Team, writes:
Thursday 5th March, was World Book Day. To celebrate this we planned a DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) and students were given book tokens to put towards a book of their choice. The day also included tutor time quizzes and a celebration event for the finalists who entered the 500 words competition.
As part of this we are launching a Read for Good Readathon and we’d love your child to join in. It begins on World Book Day and runs until Friday 27th March. It’s been proven that children who read for pleasure are more likely to be successful and happy throughout their lives (OECD).
The charity Read for Good encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It’s all about reading for fun and they are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.
All you have to do is:
- Take a look at what your child plans to read, or help them complete their list of books. Students can choose whatever they want to read: fact, fiction, e-books, poetry, audio books, comics – anything goes!
- Help your child find sponsors among family and friends. They can pick up a sponsor card from the LRC. Students need to bring the money in (in cash) by Friday 27th March and hand it in at the bursar’s office.
Please support your child’s passion for reading as much as you can.