We rocked Readathon!

Read for Good has been running its read in individual schools since 1984. Last year, the charity teamed up with the Liverpool Learning Partnership to bring the power of its read for the first time to a whole city.

Money raised is now being used by school libraries and by the charities to fund their work in Liverpool, including Read for Good’s mobile bookcase and resident storyteller at Alder Hey.

We are thrilled to announce that this year Gateacre School as raised an incredible £2195! This beats our total from last year of £1145.

Children across year groups 7-11 taking part in the event were sponsored to read whatever they like over the course of a week – from comics to classics – with the emphasis on reading what they love.

We will receive 20% of whatever we raise to buy books for their libraries, with the rest supporting Liverpool Learning Partnership’s wider work establishing after-school reading for pleasure groups for vulnerable pupils and Read for Good’s unique programme bringing a regular supply of books and storytellers into all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals, including Alder Hey.

Project Coordinator for the Liverpool Learning Partnership, Jenny Holder said “Studies have shown that reading for pleasure is more importance to children’s successes than education, economic background and social class. But first you must read! We’re already known as a city of football, music and of culture – and increasingly Liverpool is also becoming known for being a city of avid readers. We loved the buzz around our Readathon.”

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