This year the Upper 3 joined forces with Year 4 for the annual national Read For Good challenge (formerly known as Readathon). An abundance of books were read and funds raised thanks to the superb efforts of pupils, staff and parents. Collectively the girls read over 1100 books and have raised over £500, for four children’s charities: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer, Together for Short Lives and Readwell. All of these charities try to alleviate some of the problems faced by children with an illness by providing specialist nurses, social workers and medical workers, as well as support for the family.
As always the school 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:
Juniors – Fundraising in 4L: Lilia Tricket and Fundraising in 4B: Alicia Street
Most books read in 4L: Mahlia-Pia and Most books read in 4B: Tavishi Chakraborty
Seniors - Literary Merit - Winners: Charlotte Herschend-Attwell and Lucy Hiscocks/ Runners–up: Alice Hann and Isabelle Gandy
Fundraising – Winner: Lara Lyle / Runners–up: Maisie O’Shea, Eleanor Trimings and Charlotte Herschend-Attwell
All prize winners received a certificate. Well done and thank you to all of the girls who participated. Grateful thanks also go to the Year 4 and Upper 3 parents and English staff for their continued support with fundraising and promoting reading in school and at home.
For more celebration of books please come along to Bournemouth’s second Festival of Literature and Illustration for Children and Young Adults, ‘Spellbound 2’, which will be a wonderful day of all things literary on Saturday 17th March, 2018, from 10:30am ‘till 16:00pm, at Talbot Heath school, Bournemouth.