On 9th-13th October 2017, Liverpool Learning Partnership and Read For Good will be holding a city-wide week-long reading event for schools and children’s centres. This event will consist of a sponsored read (Readathon) which will raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and a simultaneous Drop Everything and Read (DEAR session) across the city’s schools on the afternoon of 13th October. As the event is organised to coincide with National Libraries Week (9-14 October), the LLP is also working with Liverpool Libraries Service to use the city-wide event as an opportunity to ensure more pupils and families are equipped with library cards and have access to the online library collection available at ReadLiverpool.com.
In September, the Read for Good Team will be travelling up to Liverpool to explain the concept behind Readathon to Reading Ambassadors from schools across Liverpool. These pupils will then be able to spread the message about Readathon to their peers back at school by leading assemblies and class information sessions. The pupils will also have the chance to take part in a workshop with a Read for Good storyteller.
In addition to raising funds for Alder Hey, schools will also be able to receive back 20% of all funds raised in the form of Scholastic Book Vouchers which can be used to further develop their school library collections. Schools and families will be able to share their experiences throughout the week on social media using a coordinated event hashtag- #liverpoolreadathon. There will be a press release developed so that the event can also be covered in the local media.
Schools can express an interest in participating in the sponsored read and order a Readathon pack by completing the attached form.
If you have any further queries regarding the Readathon event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.