It is that time of the year again for the MS Readathon. This a great program that I remember getting involved with when I was in school. I think it is a very rewarding way to get kids excited about reading and also learning about a segment of the community that they may not have any contact with.
What is it?
The MS Readathon is a reading-based fund raising program run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia. For over 20 years the MS Readathon has encouraged children to read books, learn about MS and raise funds to help people living with MS. Through their sponsourship per book or minute read 58,000 children completed the program in June last year.
How can your children become involved?
Register online at http://www.msreadathon.org.au
There is no set list of books for participants. Simply encourage them to rad anything at their own level. Children can read text such as magazines, newspapers, novels, CD Rom books and website research to help reach their reading and fundraising goals.
3. Fund raising
Participants fund raise with parental permission by asking for sponsourship pledges from family and friends for book or minute read or as a flat donation for their reading effort.
Everyone who finishes will receive a Certificate of Appreciation to recognise their dedication to help others.
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash
I remember doing this when I was a child. I loved reading so it was easy for me, but I remember that people would be so proud that they actually read a book. I think it is important to ensure that children are encouraged to read, particually if it is for a good cause.
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