There’s not a lot to say except GO RAIBH MILE MAITH AGAIBH to all of our participants… as of 9.37 this morning there are 59,026 of you! Today is a good day for us, to think that such an overwhelming number of children and teens are excited about reading for a month while giving something back to their local community just makes us smile a very toothy smile.
To all of the teachers who signed up their classes, we really appreciate your dedication to encouraging your pupils to improve their reading skills and widen their imaginations. We are so grateful that libraries up and down the country have been tirelessly promoting the MS READaTHON for the last while, trust us, it makes a difference. Finally to all of our youngsters we would like to say, enjoy every second of this month. Reading is one of the most fascinating things to you can do with your time, you just never know where a good book will take you. This journey is one you will never forget.
The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.
Dr Seuss, ‘I Can Read with my Eyes Shut’ (1978)