Yet again the Upper 3 girls have succeeded with their reading and fund-raising challenges as they participated in the national Readathon 2016. Collectively they have read over 160 books and have raised a fantastic £539.50, 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 children’s 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 £17,300.00! So a huge THANK YOU and WELL DONE!
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: Grace Piercy and runner – up: - Katherine Pullman
Reading most books - Winner: Maddie Macdonald and runner-up: Grace Piercy
Literary Merit - Winner: Katherine Pullman and runner–up: Charlie Woods
Upper 32P – Fundraising – Winner: Esmae Simmonds-Short and runner – up: Emilia Thompson
Reading most books - Winner: Ellie Price-Lloyd and runner-up: Anna Brooks and Miranda Crabtree-Parker
Literary Merit - Winner: Anna Brooks and runner–up: Emilia Thompson and Miranda Crabtree-Parker
Upper 33P – Fundraising and Reading Most Books – Winner: Molly Taylor and runner – up: Charlotte Woodman
All prize winners received a certificate and a book token for Waterstones. 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.