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School’s Readathon challenge

Redhill Junior School have taken part in a Readathon and raised more than �350 for Roald Dahl's reading charity.  (p611a429)

Redhill Junior School have taken part in a Readathon and raised more than �350 for Roald Dahl's reading charity. (p611a429)

Children at Redhill Junior School have read their way to raising more than £350 for charity.

Twenty six pupils at the Castleford school took part in the Readathon challenge, spending three days reading as many books as possible to raise funds for seriously ill children.

Through sponsorship from friends and family, the youngsters donated £354.80 to support charities including Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps children with neurological or blood conditions.

The school received free books worth 20 per cent of the fundraising total, provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs.

Margaret Brownlee, headteacher, said: “Readthon created a real buzz about books in the school. Children were talking about books, sharing and swapping favourites and genuinely motivated to read. Parents became involved in what children were reading and shared precious time together talking about books.”

 

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