Well done to our Key Stage Three pupils who have raised more than £2250 this year for the school’s annual Readon campaign designed to support NICFC. This superb sum exceeds any sum previously raised throughout the school’s long association with Readon.
Rebecca Oates, the representative of NICFC came to school assembly today to reiterate the benefits that the money raised by the Dominican pupils in helping the families of children diagnosed with cancer in N. Ireland. She spoke of her amazement at the amount raised by a school of our size and for the culture of reading that exists within the school.
Pupils were encouraged to read for pleasure at the end of last term and over the Christmas period and Mrs Davies, our school librarian, stamped more than 500 books from the school library over the Christmas period and pupils ravenously read books from home too to meet the Readon challenge.
Jessica Hanson from Year 10 has been nominated for a special prize for her exceptional efforts within this year’s campaign and the class prize for the most money raised has gone to year 10 group 1 with a total of £455. Year 10 (2) came a close second with a total of £450 and Year 8 (2) £405.
Later today Year 10 (1) class will celebrate with their very own Readon cake within their English classroom. Also recognised at today’s assembly for their excellent endeavours were: Reuben Tosh, Sasha Tannahill, Ryan Taggart, Amber McCaughan, Jack Dalzell, Dylan Wright, Reece Hunter, Clodagh Dempsey, and Finn Lafferty.
Several pupils were also drawn from a list of all readers to receive special prizes of movie and bowling passes for The Jet Centre. These pupils were Olivia Lappin, Charlotte Muldoon, and Michele Riche.
Very well done to every single Dominican pupil in Years 8-10 and their families and friends for supporting this important initiative and for the fantastic sum raised as a consequence of all that reading.
Today a reader: Tomorrow a leader!