Wholeschool Portal | Home 22 March 2018
Readon 2018

In January pupils in years 8, 9 and 10 completed a Readon event where they raised money for the NI Children's Cancer Fund for Children. Pupils were encouraged to read as many books as they could in a week and get sponsorship. It was great to see a wide variety of books being read in all classes throughout Key Stage Three.

On Wednesday 28th February we presented a cheque for £6091.37  to Suzanne O'Loughlin from the NI Children's Cancer Fund for Children who thanked the pupils for their super fundraising effort and explained some of the things that their donations help to fund, such as home heating support and the Daisy Lodge retreat facility.

 The top fundraisers this year were George McClean in Year 8, Jena Forsythe in Year 9 and Lewis McKee in Year 10. Lewis and George presented the cheque to Suzanne in assembly.  

 Over the last few years the Readon event has raised over £40,000 for this fantastic local organisation thanks to the generosity of Ballymena Academy pupils and parents. We aim to add to this super total again next year!

Report thanks to Mrs. Murray