Over 100 students take part in charity readathon at Farlingaye High School

Mollie Chesterfield taking part in the readathon. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Mollie Chesterfield taking part in the readathon. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Students at the school in Woodbridge have been raising money for charity by taking part in their annual Readathon.

Farlingaye High School's readathon was a colourful affair. Left to right, Saul Clark and Jamie Buckm

Farlingaye High School's readathon was a colourful affair. Left to right, Saul Clark and Jamie Buckmaster. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Students at Farlingaye High School had to wait for a few weeks longer than usual to take part in the event after it was postponed because of the snow at the beginning of March.

170 students spent the day snuggled up in sleeping bags in the school’s library reading from a wide range of books.

To complete the challenge the pupils had to read from 8am until 6pm with a few rest breaks in between.

A well as reading to themselves staff from the school also read out excerpts to the students from their favourites books for youngsters to enjoy.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Picture is Mylo Wright. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Picture is Mylo Wright. Picture: GREGG BROWN.


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Students were asked to collect sponsorship for the event with all the funds raised being split between three different groups: Farlingaye High School’s library, the school’s reading club and local youth charity Just 42.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Pictured is Tasmin Barker. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

Readathon at Farlingaye High School. Pictured is Tasmin Barker. Picture: GREGG BROWN.

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