Douglas-Ewart High pupils reading to help support children's charity

Pupils at Douglas-Ewart High are reading and raising to help give books and stories to children in hospital across the UK.

By Brian Yule
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 10:56 am

Over 60 pupils from the Newart Stewart school took part in completing a sponsored read to support children’s charity, Read for Good.

Pupils were encouraged to read anything and everything over for a full school day, raising over £400.

Read for Good’s Readathon has been running in schools since 1984, motivating millions of children to read for pleasure.

Douglas-Ewart High pupils took part in a sponsored read

The money raised by schools is used to deliver brand new books and storyteller visits to all of the UK’s major children’s hospitals.

The charity has also donated £1m worth of books to school libraries since 2010.

George Webb, headteacher said: “Readathon is a fantastic way to encourage reading for pleasure.

"Pupils can choose to read whatever they love which creates a brilliant buzz around books throughout the school.

"And we’re incredibly proud to play a part in bringing stories to children in hospital too!”

Twenty per cent of the total raised will be returned to the school’s “Book Nook”, a small library that Douglas-Ewart High has recently opened.

The aim of the Book Nook is to encourage reading for pleasure and create a love of books in the school community.

The school is working hard to create programmes such as a Student Librarian Award and paired reading support, while it hopes to run various exciting events throughout the year!