Reading challenge raises £1,500 for new school books

April 29 2019
Reading challenge raises £1,500 for new school books

PUPILS at Raysfield Federation Schools in Chipping Sodbury are celebrating after their reading challenge raised £1,500 for new books.

Children attending both infant and junior schools had to read as much as they could and record this on a log. Many were sponsored for their efforts, with those who read the most and those who raised the most rewarded with a small prize.

The challenge was organised by Lucy Shilcock, who runs a business selling Usborne books. She provided an extra 60% of funding in addition to the sponsorship money that was raised, resulting in the overall total of £1,510.

Infant school head Sarah Sheppard said: “All children are encouraged to develop a love of reading from a very early age.

The sponsored read was a huge success, with a high number of children participating and large amount of money raised. The money has been well spent on collections of books and dictionaries to support the children’s learning.”

The junior school also chose topic books about the Romans and some thesauruses. The infant school went for a selection of shared reading books.