Pymble Ladies’ College Middle School students participated in a special webcast hosted by television personality, Jennifer Byrne to launch the 2012 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Readathon.
The MS Readathon has been conducted for 33 years and this was the first year that the program was launched by webcast. Students were encouraged to register on line and seek sponsors for books they read during August.
Twenty Years 7 and 8 Pymble students participated in the webcast which featured MS ambassador Stephen Papadopolous, who has previously addressed students at Pymble about his experience with MS. The students also had the opportunity to post comments during the webcast.
The webcast was filmed at Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, Edgecliff and more than 90 schools from New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory linked up for the launch. MS affects over 22,000 Australians and more than 2,500,000 people around the world, and is most common in young adults.