“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
Sponsorship by page, reading time per week and payment per book, were some of the methods used by Upper 3 to raise money for the annual national Read for Good challenge that was launched last term. An array of genres were read and valuable funds raised thanks to the superb efforts of pupils, staff and parents. Collectively the girls read over 100 books and have raised £263.00 for the Read for Good charity, (formerly known as Readathon.)
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: Literary Merit Winner – Abigail B [U33P] and Runner -Up Emily W [U33P]
Fundraising Winner – Nairne T[U33P] and Runner -Up Oonagh T [U32P]
Reading Most Books Joint Winners– Chloe B [U33P] and Daisy S [U31P] Each reading 10 books. Runner -Up Emily W [U33P]
Each of the prize-winners receive a book token and all participants receive a certificate. Well done and thank you to all of the girls who participated. Grateful thanks also go to the Upper 3 parents and sponsors and to the English staff for their continued support with fundraising and promoting reading in school and at home.
Mrs Boyington began running Read For Good at TH in 2000, and the overall total that the school community has raised since then is now £21,680! So, a huge THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone involved!