School’s sponsored read to raise cash for new books

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 February 2018

Children from Mary Elton Primary School taking part in a sponsored read.

Children from Mary Elton Primary School taking part in a sponsored read.


Reading has taken over the timetable at a Clevedon school as pupils dip into their favourite reads to raise money for new resources.

Pupils taking part in a sponsored reading event.Pupils taking part in a sponsored reading event.

Mary Elton Primary School, in Holland Road, is holding a sponsored read to raise money for new books.

The event is being led by Usborne bookseller Donna Kemp as part of the publisher’s Ready, Steady, Read campaign.

Staff are hoping to raise £600, which would enable Usborne to donate free books to the school worth 60 per cent of the sponsorship money.

The school is keen to invest in a wide range of new books to inspire pupils and help children of all ages to develop reading skills.

Children will be able to visit the library or take their favourite stories in to take part in the event.

The money will be counted up on February 9. To make a donation, visit

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