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The Liverpool Readathon

Get ready to save the date this March! When schools around the city are being asked to take part in the Liverpool Readathon.

Liverpool was the first UK city to unleash Read for Good’s Readathon across multiple schools, colleges and nurseries, with their read running in 2017 and 2018 in conjunction with the wonderful Liverpool Learning Partnership.

The Liverpool Readathon has raised more than £33,000 for the charity with the next citywide Readathon incorporating World Book Day by running from 2nd  – 13th  March 2020. 

The aim is to build a buzz about books and the power of stories by asking pupils to read what they love, with events from special guest authors and illustrators to cheer us on and a citywide Drop Everything and Read (#DEARLiverpool) on the final Friday at 2pm.

The Readathon wants to encourage all pupils to get reading, whether it be comics, classics, audio books or blogs, choice is crucial to make reading more fun for all types pupils from keen to reluctant readers.

Independent research shows that school attain higher results when they run Readathon, especially when they run it year after year.

If you are a Liverpool school wanting to take part,  you can order your FREE kit by creating an account on their website here – remember to choose ‘Liverpool 2020’ in the drop-down box.

For more information email liverpool@readforgood.org or ring Annie on 01453 839005.

To keep up to date with all events visit www.readforgood.org

Image credit Liam Walsh Photography

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