7th February 2021 — Beechwood Park School have raised a remarkable £2,646 for the charity Read for Good.
Boys and girls from Reception to Year 8 were invited to take part in the annual Read for Good sponsored read in October last year, and the initiative was launched during a School assembly, by professional storyteller, writer and performer Wilf Merttens.
Read for Good is a national sponsored reading event, which aims to raise a million pounds each year for children in hospital.
The sponsorship money raised helps to provide a regular supply of brand-new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.
It works just like a sponsored swim or walk, except that the children read books in exchange for pledges of money.
Each year Beechwood Park takes part in this initiative, and the School Library provides recommended, age-appropriate reading lists, although pupils are able to select whatever they want to read – from comics to classics and audiobooks to blogs – the aim is simply to motivate children to read as much as possible and to share the magic of books and storytelling.
As well as being a marvellous fundraising opportunity, Read for Good inspires children everywhere to read for pleasure, and to read more.