World Book Day at Stanhope Primary School was not just about our pupils, but also others, as we will be taking part in the Read for Good readathon. Read for Good is a charity that encourages children to read using a unique motivational approach that inspires reluctant readers to give reading a go and keen readers to read more widely. Pupils can choose to read any book, from comics to classics; audio books to blogs. There are no assessments, which places the emphasis on reading simply for fun.
This sponsorship money raised by this event helps to provide a regular supply of brand-new books, as well as a resident storyteller, to every major children’s hospital in the UK. Our pupils’ contribution will help to improve the lives of children being treated in hospital, and we are so proud of them. In return for our contribution, we receive free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total. The readathon will be continuing until the end of term.