Students at St George’s School in Edgbaston have recently completed an epic challenge to read every single book in their school library.
This amounted to 7,000 books in total, from short stories and novels to encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
The challenge was set by Pia Abbott, Head of English Studies, to help encourage students of all ages to read a wide variety of books.
It took almost 14 months to complete the task and most of those who took part were sponsored, to help raise money for the Birmingham branch of the Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Following completion of the task the school presented a cheque for £2,345.41 to Eileen Rock, Birmingham and Warwickshire’s Community Fundraising Manager for the hospice.
Sir Robert Dowling, headmaster at St George’s, said: “Our students love a challenge and what could be better than something which combined raising money for a good cause with improving their personal knowledge and increasing their passion for books?”