Readathon 2017...

The Belfast Boys’ Model School is running a Readathon Sponsored Read and we’d like all Year 8 pupils to join in. This event will run from Monday 12th – Friday 16th June. Most of the reading will take place in your son’s English and Literacy classes, but it would be great if you could encourage him to read at home during the week too.

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD)

Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. We would like you to support them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK. For more information, check out your child’s sponsorship card and visit

Please do support your child’s reading efforts. Research tells us again and again that children who read for pleasure are more likely to have successful outcomes. Above all, we hope they have fun!

As well as encouraging pupils to read for fun, our school will get free books worth 20% of our sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.  

For any more information please visit or contact Mrs Warren at the Belfast Boys’ Model School on 90391156.

Thank you for your support – and happy reading!