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St Joseph's R.C. Primary School

St Joseph's Readathon!​​​​​​​

All children will have a sponsor form to take home this week. Take a look at the information attached to find out how to get started. 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are running a Readathon and we’d love your child to join in. We will be starting on Thursday 2nd March- World Book Day!

Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audiobooks to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun! The money they raise will go to the charity Readforgood which helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.

All you have to do is:

1. Take a look at what they plan to read, or help them complete their list of books to read. Remember they can read whatever they want: books, e-books, poetry, comics – anything goes! Sharing books is fine too (in fact recommended!) as well as listening to audio books.

2. Help your child find sponsors among family and friends. The easiest way to sponsor a child is at (which family and friends can use too).

3. Please return the sponsor card to school by Thursday March 16th.

Please support your child’s sponsored read as much as you can. They’ll be helping children in hospitals get books, as well as helping themselves, and our school receives free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total, so there really is something in it for everyone. 

For more information, check out your child’s sponsorship card and visit

Diolch! We look forward to hearing all about your ‘readathon’ journey!