TGS Children Read over 1000 books for Readathon 2023

17th March 23

The Gower School children have broken an astounding record for this year’s Readathon. Originally founded in 1984, this three-week charitable reading event invites children to read as many books as they can in a set period of time. They are sponsored by their parents and loved ones to participate, and all raised funds go towards Read For Good, a non-profit charity which provides beautiful, brand-new books for children in hospital.

The Gower School has a long history of participating in Readathon, and has raised over £10,000 towards this charity over many years. But for the first time ever, this year TGS children achieved an amazing feat – they read over 1,000 books over the course of the event! For a school with just over 150 pupils, that means that each child read an average of 7 books during Readathon. By World Book Day, our school Hall was filled wall-to-wall with book spines recording each book read, and house points earned. What an amazing feat for each and every child.

That’s not all – the amazing generosity of the school community also raised an astounding £850 for Read for Good, so that children in hospital who love to read will have brand new books. What a lovely result to end a lovely term of reading, thanks to the efforts of the entire school community.