Pupils’ sponsored readathon

Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Maria Barker with pupils from Granby Junior School
Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Maria Barker with pupils from Granby Junior School
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Avid readers at Granby Junior School have been getting involved in a month-long sponsored readathon to raise money for charity.

More than 300 pupils at the school have been getting involved while at home and at school to raise money for charities CLIC Sargeant and Readwell, with 20 per cent of the funds raised going toward the school.

Pupils aged from seven to 11 years old began the race to read as many books as they could on World Book Day and will finish the challenge on March 28.

The school recently benefited from a £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey which they will be putting towards dictionaries, and are also set to receive a further £3,000 toward school books from an anonymous benefactor.

Acting head teacher, Linda Lilley, said pupils at the school were really enthusiastic about the big read.

Pupils will also be undertaking a national writing day with a space theme tomorrow (Friday March 31).