Clere pupils read to help children in hospital
The Clere School has had brilliant start to World Book Day. Pupils are participating in a Readathon Sponsored Read, with every child in every class reading for the first ten minutes of each lesson throughout the day. It is wonderful to see all pupils joining in this celebration of reading.
Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools, which 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. (Source: OECD)
Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. The money raised from this event helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK.
“It is so great to have this opportunity for the whole school to celebrate reading together and to help other children through the Readathon Charity” says Jenifer Klepfer, Learning Resource Centre Manager.