Get school pupils reading for fun and support local children living with cancer too!
What is Readon?
ReadOn is Cancer Fund for Children’s school reading initiative that encourages pupils to read for fun whilst helping to support local children and young people living with cancer. During ReadOn children are sponsored to read for fun at home or in school. Pupils can read anything from comics to poetry. Younger children can listen to stories or use picture books. ReadOn is ideal for any age group.
When is Readon?
ReadOn can take place any week in the academic calendar. It is ideal for Children’s Book Week in October and World Book Day in March!
ReadOn is also great as it can take place at home or in school.
What will my school receive?
Schools will receive a ReadOn pack with posters and teachers resources. Every pupil will receive a bookmark and pencil as a thank you! ReadOn is also perfect for school assemblies. Our Schools Fundraiser, can come out to your school to introduce ReadOn and after for a thank you presentation in assembly.
SCHOOL VISITS – YOU CAN REQUEST A VISIT FROM OUR SCHOOLS FUNDRAISER (IF COVID RESTRICTIONS ALLOW), ALLOWING PUPILS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THE WORK OF THE CHARITY.
Why take part?
Fun & Easy: Pupils have fun and feel inspired to read for pleasure. Pupils can set themselves personal challenges/goals; a chapter a day, a book a week.
Educational: It is a fantastic way to introduce pupils to new authors and new books
Library Time: schools have reported that more pupils visit the library
Winning: the top fundraising school will receive a trophy
Where does the money go?
Your school will make a difference to local children living with cancer across Northern Ireland. By simply picking up a book and reading, pupils across Northern Ireland have helped Cancer Fund for Children support families through a range of services including therapeutic short breaks at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle and one to one support sessions with our Specialists.
Setting up your own event
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