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Liverpool Readathon

Boy wizards, hungry caterpillars and vampires could be on the curriculum for schools across Liverpool in October as pupils in the city’s nurseries, schools and colleges join forces for the country’s first-ever mass Readathon.

The event is being organised by the Liverpool Learning Partnership with charity Read for Good,which has been running its Readathon in individual schools since 1984. More than 60,000 pupils in 170 schools across Liverpool are members of the LLP and all have been asked to participate in the mass sponsored read, with the aim of motivating whole schools to read for fun.

The event will take place during National Libraries Week (9-14 October) and schools can sign up now.

Read for Good Chief Executive, Justine Daniels said: “We know that learning to love to read as a child has benefits that last a lifetime: from educational outcomes and social mobility to emotional wellbeing. But first, you need to get reading! Motivation is an integral element of reading well, as is reading what you love. Readathon provides the motivation and encourages choice, so we’re excited to join forces with the Liverpool Learning Partnership to unleash its power on a whole city for the first time!”

Children taking part in the event will be sponsored to read whatever they like – from comics to classics – with the emphasis on reading what they love. Twenty per-cent of whatever a school raises will be used to buy books for its library, 10% is going to support Liverpool Learning Partnership’s wider work on reading for pleasure and the rest funds Read for Good’s unique programme bringing a regular supply of books and storytellers into all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals, including Alder Hey.

Alder Hey’s Patient Information Manager, Sheelaugh Greenslade said: ”Read for Good’s storyteller and bright-orange mobile bookcase are well-known at Alder Hey. We love the loop of children in our schools reading to bring stories into our hospital. Imagination is a ticket out to the wider world when you’re in hospital and the power of stories to entertain, uplift and distract is incredible and something I’ve seen first-hand at Alder Hey with Read for Good.”

Project Coordinator for the Liverpool Learning Partnership, Jenny Holder said: “We’re already known as a city of football, of music and of culture – but now Liverpool is expanding its reputation to become the country’s foremost city for reading. We’re aiming to create a real buzz about books and reading across the city in October, from Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) moments in schools during our Readathon to ensuring more families are equipped with library cards and able to access our marvellous online library collection.”

For more information and to sign-up, email liverpool[at]readforgood.org or visit the Read for Good website.

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