Every teacher knows just how important reading is for their student’s development and the MS Readathon is the perfect opportunity for students who are seasoned readers, to go deeper and challenge themselves with longer, more advanced books.
And for those children that aren’t quite so keen, the Readathon can help them re-discover their inner bookworm. The hope being that by encouraging them for this month, you’re establishing a lifelong love of books all while raising funds for an amazing cause.
Signing us is easy simply complete this form and we’ll send you out everything you need including – classroom poster, progress chart, individual sponsorship packs for each child (including letter to their parents). Most of the reading is done at home, so we aren’t eating into precious class time. We’ll then send you out a handy reminder pack in November which includes pre-filled lodgement slips and a pre-paid envelope to make returning the sponsorship to us as easy as possible.
There are book review competitions and prizes galore throughout the month, book lists, the chance to win one of ten iPads, as well as reading rewards for all participants.
As a thank you to your school for taking part you can choose to keep 10% of all funds raised.
Do you have a bi-lingual bookworm in your class or a bookworm who’d like to challenge themselves by doing the MS Readathon in a language other than Irish or English?
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Languages Connect (you can learn more about them here) who have very kindly sponsored two extra iPads this year.
To be in with a chance to win one of these, students must raise €80 or more and read over half of their books in a foreign language. (Excludes English or Irish)
You can find suggested reading lists in lots of different languages here.
Thank you for your consideration and I do hope your school will be joining us this year for the MS Readathon.