Ready, Steady...Read! (1st - 5th October) - The Usborne Reading Challenge

To promote reading and extend our commitment to developing literacy we would like to launch a sponsored read for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

The sponsored read, organised by Usborne, will take place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th October and all the money raised will go towards books for our library which students will be able to enjoy.  There will also be a prize for the individual student who raises the most sponsorship money and for the tutor group that raises the most sponsor money.

We ask you to support our sponsored read either by helping your child spend a small amount of time each day (we’re suggesting 20 minutes) either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to.  They can read books, comics, magazines, recipes, poems, leaflets, articles, newspapers – anything with words.

The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne representative and in addition to the sponsorship money raised Usborne Books will donate free books to the Academy.  For example, if we can raise £250 in sponsorship we will get an extra 30% in FREE USBORNE BOOKS.

A letter containing this information and sponsor form are available from Miss Horth in the LRC. It is also available to download here.

After finishing the sponsored read, students should collect their sponsorship money as soon as possible.  Your child should bring the sponsorship money to the LRC by Monday 8th October.

Please support our sponsored read so your child has more books to read, share and enjoy. After the read, please collect the sponsorship money as soon as possible.  Your child should bring the sponsorship money to the LRC by Monday 8th October.


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