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Send us your Readathon photo to WIN a variety of books for your school library

24 February 2015 at 12:19


For your chance to WIN a variety of books for your school library (50 books) send us a photo that best captures your school’s Readathon. Pupils reading in unusual places, reading trees, piles of books – whatever snaps you take we’d love to see them! Tweet, facebook or email your entries to or you can post your photos to Readathon, Nailsworth Mills, Avening Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0BS with your school’s name and post code on the back. We’ll select two winning photos at random from KS1/KS2 (junior) and KS3 (secondary) categories. This free prize draw is open to all Readathon participating schools and you can enter as many photos as you like.

All entries to be received by Friday 1st May 2015. 

Good Luck!

For inspiration here’s a reminder of last year’s winners!

Cumbernauld Primary School, G68 0EL

Cumbernauld Primary School

The Commonwheel, Swindon

The Commonwheel School, Swindon

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Closing date to receive photos: Friday 1st May 2015. All photos received will be entered into a free prize draw to win a variety of age relevant books (maximum 50). The winning entries will be drawn at random after the closing date and the schools will be notified by Friday 8.5.15. All photos received are the property of Readathon and may be used by us in full or in part for future marketing materials, so please ensure you have followed your school's photo permission policy before submitting your entries. Your school may also be named.

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Small School Does Great Things

28 May 2012 at 13:27

Photo of The Trossachs Primary School, ScotlandTrossachs Primary School in Brig O'Turk, Scotland, is proof that you don't have to be a big school to do great things! With just 4 pupils on the roll, it has run a very successful Readathon sponsored read, with each pupil pledging to read "as many books as I can in three weeks!"

Between them they have raised an amazing £110, which will help make life better for seriously ill children. Well done!

No school is too small to take part in a Readathon sponsored read - or too big, either! To order our free resource pack for your school, please click here.

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Small School Has Big Success

27 April 2012 at 11:44

Photo of whole school enjoying a bedtime story

With just 15 pupils, Ollaberry Primary School in Shetland proves that you don't have to be a big school to enjoy a successful Readathon.

During the School's Book Week, which kicked off just after World Book Day,pupils read for an average of 301 minutes per pupil, totalling 3,921 minutes in all - that's nearly three solid days! 

Their reading-related activities were as follows:

  • pupils and staff brought in their pyjamas for a "bedtime story" session
  • the children had a nice surprise when three guest storytellers came to visit
  • the youngest class read the book "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" and sewed their own felt Plop baby Barn Owls
  • everyone enjoyed a wonderful book-themed dinner of "Mrs Grinling's Fish n' Chips" from The Lighthouse Keeper books and "Willie Wonka's Chocolate Cupcakes" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • all pupils were also given World Book Day vouchers to spend on books

Brilliant ideas that we are sure other schools will love to share! Congratulations to everyone at Ollaberry who made their event such a resounding success!

Tags: Shetland | Ollaberry

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Small Scottish School Sets Great Example

28 March 2012 at 09:58

Clachan Primary School holding its Readathon nightClachan Primary School, a small rural school in Scotland, came up with a great new idea for Readathon this term. It decided to hold its sponsored read on the Friday evening after World Book Day so that the whole village could come along to join in the fun.

Children, parents, staff and other members of the local community were invited to bring in their favourite book to share from 7pm until midnight. The celebrations culminated in a midnight feast! By charging admission, the reading event raised an impressive £59 for Readathon and earned the school enough free book tokens to buy several new books for its library.

"It was a great literacy experience!" reports Mrs Catherine Black, Acting Head Teacher.

It just goes to show that you don't have to be a big school to have big ideas - or to hold a successful and memorable Readathon! Congratulations to everyone who helped make Clachan Primary School's Readathon such a great success.

Tags: Clachan | Clachan Primary School | Argyll and Bute | literacy | new ideas | reading

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