PUPILS at Kirkham’s Carr Hill High have been using their reading skills to raise money for charity.
Over the course of four weeks 24 Year 7 and 8 students took part in Readathon, the UK’s sponsored reading event, where they were given the task of reading as many books as possible while raising sponsor money for their efforts.
And the pupils raised a fantastic £385 for CLIC Sargent and the Roald Dahl Foundation – charities which support seriously ill children and their families.
Year 8 student Tom Callison said: “I felt like I was really helping someone. It will probably make me read more now as well because I found it really relaxing and would definitely encourage others to read more.”