Children at Eastbrook Primary Academy are burying their heads in their books for a sponsored reading fortnight in aid of the school library

Southwick children set reading challenges to raise money for books for the school library

Reading in unusual places and book trails are just some of the exciting challenges for children at Eastbrook Primary Academy as part of its two-week sponsored Ready Steady Read, with pupils being encouraged to read for as many minutes as they can within the fortnight.

By Elaine Hammond
Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:44 pm

The school is working in partnership with former teacher Sarah Roots, an Independent Usborne Organiser who runs the Young Shoots Bookshop. Carla Mouland and members of the PTA have planned reading trails and other exciting activities, like being spotted reading in unusual places.

Carla said: “The school hopes to raise enough money to purchase new Usborne books for their classrooms and library. The PTA is also very grateful to have received sponsorship for this challenge from Shoreham Port Authority. This is a very exciting opportunity to promote children’s reading with the reward of getting fresh, shiny new books in school.”

It is hoped the challenge will raise £500. Visit to make a donation. If you are a local business and would like to sponsor some new books for the school, email [email protected] For schools that would like to find out more about holding a Ready Steady Read event, email [email protected]

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