Nursery Read-a-thon 2012
What’s it all about?
For those of you new to Read-a-thon it is a school-wide event focused on getting pupils to read as much as they can in a week. It is about inspiring children and parents to fit more reading into their lives and encouraging families to read together. It is about helping pupils to grow as readers and providing them with the books they need and want to help them achieve their goals.
On February 24th (Feb 27th for am pupils) nursery pupils will be given a pupil pack that will include a reading record ‘bookshelf’. For 1 week from March 2nd until March 9th we are asking you to read with your child. For every book your child and you read together your child can colour in one ‘spine’ on the bookshelf. At the end of the week you fill in the number of books read on the front of the envelope you will find in the pack. Anyone can read with your child, even another child, all books count. You can even read the same book again and again.
Read-a-thon is also a fundraiser. Last year we raised over £11 000. Over the last 3 years we have been able to restock the school libraries and provide an electronic system for signing books in and out.
All the money raised by nursery pupils is kept for nursery provision so your child will benefit from the money you raise.
You will find a sponsor sheet in the pupil pack. Here you can collect sponsors and then include any money raised in the envelope provided.
We offer prizes to help motivate families to take part. School aged children are often very motivated to take part but our nursery aged pupils need support from home to read together.
There are 2 prize draws. All pupils that participate are entered in the first prize draw for a family pass for a cruise around the Bass Rock on the Sula II with Forth Boat Tours.
There is a second prize draw that all pupils that raise £10 or more will be entered into. The winner of this draw will get a micro scooter donated by Belhaven Bikes.
We also offer an Enjoy-a-ball party to the nursery class that reads the most books per pupil. There is one party for am pupils and one party for pm pupils.
Once Read-a-thon ends, pupils have 2 weeks to return their envelope with the number of books read written on the front and any sponsor money raised inside. Every day of the 2 weeks 10 books will be given as prizes to the 10 names that are drawn from the nursery and school envelopes returned.
Who runs the library?
Volunteers who give up an hour or more of their time each week run the primary school libraries. Many parents choose to volunteer to be in the library when their child’s class is there. It is a great opportunity to help out in the school while getting to know your child’s class. If you are interested please get in touch. Full training is provided. The libraries simply couldn’t run without our team of parent volunteers.
Any questions or comments? Want more information?
You can find out more about Read-a-thon and download pupil pack pages from our website www.ourlocality.org/readathon and you can follow us on Facebook at “Dunbar Primary School Read-a-thon 2012”
If you have any further comments, suggestions or questions please email Janet McDougall Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org