“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Upper 3 classes have just begun this year’s national reading event: Readathon. The sponsored read will take place over the next five weeks to promote and encourage reading, as well as to raise money for the 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.