As part of our World Book Day celebrations this year, students in Year 7 were invited to take part in Readathon, which is a national sponsored reading event, encouraging children to read for pleasure, while raising money for seriously ill children.

All of the money raised by Kendrick School’s Readathon is given to CLIC Sergeant, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Readwell where the money is spent locally, caring for children suffering from cancer, leukaemia and brain injuries.

The students were given just 2 weeks in which to read as many books as possible and collect sponsors and the absolutely phenomenal amount that they have managed to raise is: £1117.45!

Well done to all of the students who took part and really enjoyed the excuse to read so much and thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored their efforts.

Mrs Lesley Pearce, Librarian