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.