More than 1,100 primary and secondary school children across five schools in Nottinghamshire launched head-first into tales of unfortunate events, wizards and hungry caterpillars by joining forces to run a mass sponsored Readathon.
Five of our partner academy schools supported the children’s literacy charity, Read for Good, with a two-week sponsored read. Coinciding with the beginning of national Libraries Week (October 7th), children were sponsored to read anything and everything – from comics to classics – with 20% of their sponsorship total funding books for their own school libraries. The rest is used by Read for Good to support its work bringing books and stories into all of the UK’s 30 main children’s hospitals, including the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
The inaugural SNMAT Readathon culminated in a Drop Everything and Read event at 2pm on Friday 18th October, when children across all five schools simultaneously stopped to read whatever they wanted for however long they wanted.
Read for Good’s sponsored read has been running in schools since 1984, motivating millions of children to read for pleasure. SNMAT are only the second Diocese Academy chain in the country to unite its schools to run a mass Readathon.