Sponsored read raises £1,500 for school books

Children from Capel St Mary are over the moon with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children from Capel St Mary are over the moon with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk primary school has raised a huge £1,500 after taking part in a bumper book read.

Barnaby and Tom with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Barnaby and Tom with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The children at Capel St Mary Primary School raised just over £950 from their sponsored read, which was bumped up to £1,500 by the publisher Usborne.

The theme for the eight-day task was ‘reading in strange places’ – with children taking their books to read under the bed, up in treehouses, on swings and in cupboards.

The money has been invested in roughly 200 new books for the school, so the pupils can enjoy reading for years to come.

Genna Mohammed, representative for Usborne, said the sponsored read had been a huge success.

Isaaq enjoying one of the new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Isaaq enjoying one of the new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“It is about promoting literacy in schools and in the home,” she said. “Any school can get involved in it.”

If schools raise £600 in sponsorship, Usborne will boost their funds by 60%.

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To sign up for an Usborne sponsored read, search for ‘Gennanory’ on Facebook or call Genna on 07545 002478.

Eloise and Lily with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Eloise and Lily with their new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

George enjoying one of the new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George enjoying one of the new books Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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