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World Book Day Readathon

Posted at 9:51 am on 21st April, 2021

Inspiring a Love of Reading

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, Wellacre held a week-long sponsored read to coincide with World Book Day on 4th March.

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The project was organised, in conjunction with Usborne, to raise funds to enhance Wellacre’s reading resources in the school library and, as usual, Wellacre students were enthusiastic in their support!   

Wellacre students were encouraged to spend a small amount of time each day reading to themselves, to others, or being read to.  They were able to read books, comics, books, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions - literally, anything with words!

By recording the number of minutes in a reading log and being sponsored per word read, we raised £250 overall!  Usborne increased this amount by a generous 30%, which meant Wellacre has now ordered £325 worth of Usborne books. 

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Mrs Stirling, Wellacre’s Teacher of English and Whole School Literacy Lead, said:

"It was great to see students, with support from their families, help the school improve our library. We will now be able to replace some of our older books with more current books tailored to our students' interests.  We look forward to having lots more books for students to read, share and enjoy in Wellacre’s library.” 

Thanks, in particular, to Year 7 students who raised the most money overall and to Year 7 student, Ryan, who collected an astonishing £60 himself! 

Mrs Sharrock, Principal, adds: 

“Reading is an important part of our curriculum and inspiring all our boys to read for pleasure is a priority. I am really proud of the boys’ efforts and the work of Mrs Stirling in leading Whole School Literacy. Well done boys!”