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Verwood CE First School Read-a-thon

Verwood CE First School Read-a-thon


Dear Parent or Guardian,


We are running a Verwood CE First School Sponsored Read and we would love your child to join in.


It’s been proven that children who read for pleasure are more likely to be successful and happy throughout their lives (OECD).


Children can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. And, they are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to raise money for our school.


All you have to do is:


  1. Take a look at what they plan to read, or help them complete their list of books to read. Remember they can read whatever they want: books, e-books, poetry, comics – anything goes! Sharing books is fine too (in fact recommended!) as well as listening to audio books.


  2. Help your child find sponsors among family and friends.


The read-a-thon will begin on Monday 16th April and run for 3 weeks until Monday 7th May. 


Please fill out the attached sponsor form, and bring in a named envelope with your child’s sponsor money by Friday 11th May.  


Previously, our fundraising money has been put towards large projects (woodland area, adventure playground) to help develop the school. However, in recent years we have used the money to purchase everyday essential items for the children (for example, individual reading books). We are grateful for any amount you are able to raise to support the school. All money raised will be used to further develop literacy across the school.   


Thank you for your support


Sarah Putt

Literacy Leader