We united with other schools across the city to take part in Liverpool Readathon week 9-13thOctober. The week-long sponsored read during National Libraries Week (9-14 October) was organised by the Liverpool Learning Partnership and the charity, Read for Good, which has been running its Readathon in schools since 1984.
The main aim of the Liverpool Readathon is to motivate our students to read for fun. We know that learning to love to read as a child has benefits that last a life time - from educational outcomes to emotional well being.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity also very kindly donated an electronic reading device called a ‘nook’. This was won in the raffle by Chloe Vernon in Year 7. Congratulations.
Collectively, KS3 students and their families raised £900. The money raised supports Read for Good's unique programme operating mobile bookcases and placing resident storytellers in all of the UK’s major children’s hospitals,including Alder Hey. Plus, 20% of whatever we raised will go to our school library.