Once again the girls in Upper 3 have risen to the reading and fund-raising challenge with enthusiasm for this year’s National Readathon. Collectively they have read over 250 books and have raised a fantastic £573.75, for four children’s charities: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity,CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer, Together for Short Lives and Readwell. These very worthy charities try to alleviate some of the problems faced by children with an illness at home, hospital or in a hospice by providing reading materials, specialist nurses, social workers and medical workers, as well as vital support for the family.
The overall total that the school has raised since starting Readathon in 2000 is now over £16,000!
As always the English faculty likes to recognize individual achievements and give special acknowledgements to particular girls in the year group for their impressive fundraising and reading efforts. The literary merit award recognizes individual achievement with reading. They are as follows:
Upper 3P – Fundraising – Winner: Jasmine Fry and runner – up: - Francesca Rowley
Reading most books - Winner: Evie Holloway Runner-up: Francesca Rowley, Sophia Fenwick and Esme Bird
Literary Merit - Winner: Evie Holloway and runner–up: Laura Driver
Upper 32P – Fundraising – Winner: Abigail Tyler and runner – up: Anna Fabrikant
Reading most books - Winner: Naomi Pratten and runner-up: Charlotte Elsmore
Upper 33P – Fundraising – Winner: Elizabeth Howse and runner – up: Rebecca Rowney
Reading most books - Winner: Emma Challen Runner-up: Rebecca Rowney
Literary Merit - Winner: Olivia Perera and runner–up: Nell Robertson
All prize winners receive a certificate and a book token for Waterstone’s. Well done and thank you to all of the girls who participated. Grateful thanks also go to the Upper 3 parents and English staff for their continued support with fundraising and promoting reading in school and at home.