Last Thursday saw the launch of our Sponsored Read – ‘Readathon’. We are encouraging the girls to read for pleasure, improving their own wellbeing and attainment, whilst also raising money to help give brand new books to children in hospital, and earn free books for St Catherine’s. ‘Readathon’ is run by the UK charity Read for Good, which uses the sponsorship money raised to provide a regular supply of much-needed brand new books and regular storyteller visits for all major children’s hospitals in the UK. Each hospital has a tailor-made, mobile bookcase, which is jam-packed full of the latest best sellers and classic favourites enabling children to choose just what they fancy, without risk of infection.

Please talk to your daughter about the Sponsored Read, encouraging her to read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. Girls can be sponsored by the book, by chapter, by page, or per 10 minutes of reading time – whatever will support their success! The deadline for donations is Tuesday 10 th April, and money can be given online at

Ms Pietrzyk—Head of English