By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 May 2012 • 22:00
TWENTY-TWO children from the Ark School in Fuengirola participated in a Readathon to raise money.
The money raised will be split equally between computer equipment for the school and Fuen Social, which works with special needs adults and children.
Split into four teams, over a 24-hour period from Friday 9.15am, the students took turns each reading for 20 minutes from various materials they had brought in and from the school library.
Headmistress Judi Smith, deputy head Mike Barley and teacher Adi Megeary were with the children, aged nine to 15, as they read out loud.
“Most students brought in fiction novels and some newspapers including the EWN, but as the Readathon wore on, they switched to lighter magazines,” said Megeary.
“We hope to make it an annual event, the children had an absolute ball; they said it was like having a sleep over.”
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