Y7 & Y8 Get Reading for Charity!

JMHS will be running a Readathon Sponsored Read during the first 2 weeks of February for Y7 & Y8 and we’d like your child to join in. Last year’s Readathon raised an amazing £165 and we are hoping we can do the same again in 2018 if not better!

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure – an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives.

Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. We would like you to support them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK. For more information, check out your child’s sponsorship card and visit www.readathon.org.

Sponsors can pay by cheque or cash, or pay online by www.readathon.org/sponsor. Please do support your child’s reading efforts. Research tells us again and again that children who read for pleasure are more likely to have successful outcomes. Above all, we hope they have fun!

As well as encouraging pupils to read for fun, our school will get free books worth 20% of our sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.

For any more information please visit www.readathon.org or email library@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk



Published on 27th February 2017

Published on 2nd February 2018