From the 22nd of February to the 10th of April LCHS will run a Readathon Sponsored Read and we’d like all the students and members of staff to join in. Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools, encouraging young people to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase their chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD) Readathon motivates even reluctant readers to read more because young people love raising money for seriously ill children. The money raised by LCHS’s Readathon will help fund Readathon’s Hospital Programme, providing brand new books and storytellers’ visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. They will also help fund the important work of three children’s charities including CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives. LCHS will get free books worth 20% of our donation - so the more our students raise the more books we’ll get. The students will bring home a Readathon sponsorship card showing what they intend to read. Books, e-books, comics, magazines – anything goes! Sharing a book with an adult or listening to an audio book is fine too. It would be great if UK tax payers could tick the Gift Aid box and fill in their name and address as instructed on the students’ sponsorship card. Readathon will then be able to claim an extra 25% from the Government at no cost to the donor. Thank you for your support – and happy reading!