World Book Day 2018
Now Thursday 8 March 2018.
Challenge to read for 100 million minutes!
We have joined the national campaign to eradicate illiteracy and build a brighter future for children and young people.
From the 1st March 2018 (World Book Day) until Thursday 29th March we will join other schools in the Campaign run by the Achievement for All Charity in trying to read for a collective 100 million minutes.
On World Book Day children should bring in their favourite book or comic and a prop that symbolises it (fancy dress is optional). We will try to share as many favourite stories as possible. Throughout the month-long challenge, children can log their reading minutes on a special book mark to be given to their teacher at the end of each week. Certificates will also be given for number of minutes read during the challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the schools or settings who achieve the highest average number of reading minutes per child or young person.
Speaking about the challenge, Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO of Achievement for All, said: “It is fantastic that the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge is getting such great levels of support and involvement, but we must keep spreading the word about this important issue.
“Across the UK, up to two in five children in disadvantaged communities have difficulties with literacy and we know that introducing all children and young people to the habit of reading in everyday life can improve communication skills and drastically brighten future prospects. If just 10 minutes of reading a day can have a huge impact on a child’s development, imagine what 100 million minutes can achieve!”
The challenge is free, however, we would be enormously grateful if friends and families could sponsor their children’s reading to raise money for disadvantaged young people in education through the Achievement for All charity (form attached).
It would be fantastic if you could help your children to:
- Choose something to read (it could be books, magazines, comics or e-books)
- Find sponsors among family and friends
- Ask sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box
- Collect sponsorship money and return it to the school with the completed form.
This has been explained to the children in assembly. However, if you have any questions please contact Ms Saunderson-Darkes.