Welcome to the 2013 60 MinuteS for MS! This one day event was first launched in 2012 in order to give schools more opportunities to get involved, and it proved to be very popular. Keep reading to find out how your school can get involved!
60 MinuteS for MS will take place on 23 August.
Any school can participate, even if you are already taking part in the month-long MS Readathon program. Getting involved in this event is a fantastic way to round off your month of reading and celebrate your fundraising success!
Taking part in ’60 MinuteS for MS’ is as easy. All you need to do is:
- Register for ‘60 MinuteS for MS’ by clicking the ‘Register Now’ button on this page
- Create your school fundraising page
- Hold reading activities on August 23rd
- Collect fundraising and return to MS Readathon
There will be some great competitions happening throughout the year for the schools to get involved and the opportunity for one lucky school to receive a visit from a Penguin author. And all schools and kinders that raise over $500 will receive a TAG Leapfrog Reading System!
’60 MinuteS for MS’ can be as big or small as you like and involve anything from students reading in a small group to the entire school taking part and getting really creative! The only limit is your imagination!
If you think this event is something that your school would like to get involved in, but can’t think of what activity to hold, here are a few ideas to get you excited:
- Ask your students to come to school dressed as their favourite story book character.
- Create a ‘reading chair’ in the classroom (the children could decorate it). The students could then take turns in sitting in the chair to read on the 23rd.
- Students wear red for the day and/or spray their hair red.
- Students bring a parent/grandparent into school to read with them.
- Students bring in their favourite book and create a ‘flash mob’ in the classroom/playground by spontaneously sitting and reading for a short time.
- Ask students to share with the class who their ‘Reading Super Hero’ is.
- Share the magic of story-telling by holding your very own story telling party.
- Have a RED (Read Every Day) event at your school – have red food at the school canteen, have a red cake stall, wear red on the day.
- Have a RED sports day – have different activities set up while wearing red and reading a book! What challenges can you think of?
For more ideas and photos from last year’s 60 MinuteS for MS schools, have a look at our gallery!
Don’t forget to send us photos and a story about your 60 MinuteS for MS event!