Project information

Guiness World Record Breaking Scrabble Tournament

The tournament is an attempt to break the world record for simultaneous games of scrabble.
The event will raise awareness of the importance of literacy,
will highlight the work of ARCh and help to raise funds which will be used to further the work of the charity within Oxfordshire.

June 2013 - June 2013

Charity information: Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh)

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  • Need


    Even in a prosperous area like Oxfordshire there are many children who have trouble reading.

    Some have lost confidence because they’ve fallen behind.
    Some are shy and don’t communicate well.
    Some have missed out on the development of vital skills in early childhood.
    Some have difficulty concentrating.
    Some don’t speak English at home.
    Some just need a boost to help them catch up.


    ARCh recruits, trains and supports volunteers in primary schools across Oxfordshire, we help hundreds of children a year.
    The children have two individual half-hour sessions each week during term-time with their ARCh volunteer in school.
    ARCh volunteers do a variety of things with the children, they read, play games, help the children write their own stories, or just talk.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The aim is to break the world record and to raise funds for ARCh


    » Simultaneous games of Scrabble will be taking place throughout the afternoon

    What success will look like

    The event will be independently witnessed and reported.

  • Impact


    Funds raised will be used to further the work of ARCh


    The attempt may not succeed but it is hoped will still raise awareness and funds


    Via our newsletter, website, local media, annual report etc

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £0

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  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.