Lockdown Readathon

Friends of Tetherdown Lockdown Readathon – 22nd February til 4th March

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we have teamed up with Usborne Books to bring you a sponsored Readathon for the week and a half before World Book Day – from Monday 22nd February til Thursday 4th March.

All the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school; In addition, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!

What do you need to do? 
1. Encourage your child to spend some time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to – books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words, whatever makes them happy. Remember to celebrate even the smallest of wins!

2. Keep track of their time spent reading (in minutes). You will be sent a Reading Log (or download a reading tracking app, of which there are many). 

3. Share this link to our Readathon Money Pool with your friends and family so they can sponsor your child’s reading –  e.g. 5 or 10p per minute (whatever you want) – it’s that easy!

We look forward to having lots more books for your child to read, share and enjoy.

OECD research shows that reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success. We hope the Readathon gives the kids the kick start to reading for pleasure! 

So let’s get reading!