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Looking for an exciting Usborne event that gets children actively involved in reading? Our sponsored reading events are perfect for encouraging reading at home and in school, and remind us of just how often we are reading without even realising it. Ideal for bringing the whole school together, our Ready, Steady, Read… and Ready, Steady, Listen… events are a fantastic way of encouraging your pupils to celebrate reading in all its forms while developing a lifelong love of books and reading. You could even choose to up the excitement by creating a competition to really challenge your pupils to broaden their reading horizons.
How do reading events work?
Children are sponsored to read as much as they can in a given time. This could be across a term, in the school holidays, or in a rapid 24 hour race - the choice is yours. Reading can include anything from books, comics and magazines, to websites, recipes or TV guides - anything with words.
An Independent Usborne Organiser will provide all the resources you need to make the event a success, from reading logs, to fun reading games and activities, to certificates to mark pupils’ achievements and participation.
The sponsorship money can go towards any of your school's reading needs, whether this is new books for your school library, a new set of class readers, or as prizes for pupils themselves. Every penny counts, and depending on the amount of money raised, you could get up to 60% in free books for your school too!