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May 22nd 2017

Readathon Raises almost £400

This term, Cobham Hall girls completed their Readathon challenges, which were started in the Spring Term, raising nearly £400.

Readathon is a national sponsored reading event designed to encourage students to read for pleasure whilst helping children in hospital at the same time.  Librarian Mrs Jakso explained, “Reading for pleasure should be encouraged whenever possible; research shows again and again that young people who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to do well throughout their lives.  Readathon helps to establish and reinforce these good habits and enables pupils to discover which books, authors and genres they enjoy the most.  Furthermore, the money raised helps seriously ill children in the UK, and helps Readathon to provide books and storytellers to children in hospital.”

Congratulations to all who took part and helped to raise nearly £400. Congratulations in particular to:

  1. Arwen (Year 7) for reading the most books and raising the most money
  2. Harmony (Year 7) for reading the most books
  3. Clara (Year 10) for setting the best challenge

Well done, girls!

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