Reigate pupils bury their heads in their books to raise funds for seriously ill children (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Reigate pupils bury their heads in their books to raise funds for seriously ill children
2:13pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
Bookworm pupils at Dunottar Girls’ School in Reigate raised hundreds of pounds by burying their heads in books over the summer.
The girls took part in Readathon, the UK’s national sponsored reading event, which encourages students to read for pleasure while raising money for seriously ill children.
Throughout the summer, the Year 8 students completed sponsored reads and raised a total of £568.65.
Student Bee Watson, 13, said: “I made an effort to read more books over the summer. I had lots of time to do this.”
Organiser and English teacher Mrs Christina Turner said: “We run Readathon every year as it is an extremely enjoyable activity for the girls who read books they have chosen themselves, knowing that at the same time they are raising funds to help seriously ill children.”
She said: “Taking part in Readathon also has longer term benefits as pupils are encouraged to continue reading widely afterwards and often play a more active role in supporting other charities.”