Once again, Reception to Year 7 took part in Readathon this year. The Read for Good campaign does something amazing. The children read for fun and the money they raise through sponsorship not only buys books for our school, but also brings the power of stories to children in hospital via mobile bookcases and resident storytellers.
“Reading is like flying – it can carry you to different worlds. So hurray for Read for Good, which helps launch so many children on that exciting journey.”
For children in hospital, books and stories are particularly important – they comfort, distract, reassure and entertain. Read for Good provides a regular supply of brand new books along with storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals. Children unable to leave their beds can choose books from our specially designed mobile bookcase which wheels right up to their bedside. As the books are brand new, they are safe for those at high risk of infection.
“Good books are as important as good doctors when you are in hospital. One makes your body better and the other your soul.”
At Park we are always impressed by the generosity of our families and this year we managed to collect an amazing £502.17 for the campaign. Well done everyone and thank you to the girls and their sponsors for their fantastic effort.