Powerstown Educate Together National School is running it’s first annual Readathon Sponsored Read and we’d like your child to join in.
What is a Readathon?
A readathon is a sponsored read.
Sponsored: Boys and girls ask family and friends to sponsor them (give them money) for reading books. All money raised goes toward purchasing new books for your class and school!
Read: Boys and girls are encouraged to read as much as they can. You can read whatever you enjoy; Books, comics, magazines, e-books, newspapers – anything goes! Sharing a book with an adult or listening to an audio book is fine too.
Readathon motivates even reluctant readers to read more books because;
- Simply by reading, they will raise vital funds for the school.
- They will earn books for their classroom.
- There are not set books or tests, they can read whatever they like
Our Readathon will help raise vital funds for the school:
- Class libraries: 50% of all money raised will go toward class libraries
- Reading schemes: 50% of all money raised will go towards whole school reading schemes: (PM books, phonics readers and class novels)
Here are three easy things you can do to help your child play an active part in our Readathon and make the school’s campaign a success – to everyone’s benefit.
- Take an interest in your child’s Readathon reading challenge:
The children choose to read whatever they’ll enjoy. Books, comics, magazines, e-books, newspapers – anything goes! Sharing a book with an adult or listening to an audio book is fine too.
- Help your child find sponsors among family and friends.
Each child has a sponsorship card that MUST be returned to the school. Please help your child get as many sponsors as possible. Every little bit helps!
- Help your child record all the books they read on their sponsorship card!
In each class, the child who raises the most money gets a prize.
In each class the child who reads the most books gets a prize.
Thank you for your support – and happy reading!
Update from 17th February 2014
Your child has received a sponsorship card, an information letter for you and a reading record caterpillar/diary to keep track of what they read. To get them started they have also received their first book from the class library but they can also include their own books they read at home. We ask your help in encouraging your child to read, listening to them read and helping them find sponsorship and record this on sponsorship cards. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of books for the school libraries and reading schemes so your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support and happy reading!