Charlotte Haggerty Writing Festival

Readathon, mystery readers, book and cake sale

The Charlotte Haggerty Writing Festival makes a welcome return this term. We have lots of interesting activity planned to get everyone reading and creating stories of their own.

The fun began before the half term holiday as students gathered in the library to enjoy listening to a mystery reader. Each day a different member of staff read from a story of their choice. Students can listen out for more of these in the run up to the festival, which will accompany World Book Day on Thursday 1st March.

Also as we approach the festival the school is encouraging everyone to read as much as they can. They can read anything they like, fiction or fact, comics or magazines. While students read they will once again be raising funds for an amazing cause. They are seeking sponsors to raise as much money as possible. Readathon supports a fantastic idea giving children in hospital access not just to story books but also to storytellers.

Literacy Co-ordinator Miss Roman said, “Taking part in Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go and keen readers to read more widely. It works because the children choose what they want to read, it’s all about reading for fun.”

Nothing goes better with a good book than a nice piece of cake, so staff and students are looking forward to the Big Book and Cake Sale. Any donations of pre-loved books that you would like someone else to read would be most welcome, before the sale on Wednesday 28th February. If you have a gift for baking too, all contributions would be most appreciated. All money raise from the Big Book and Cake Sale will go to Springhill Hospice.

20 February 2018

readers at the Radclyffe School

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