Literacy skills will be put to the test at an Elliot Lake school.

Andrew Chi, the principal of Our Lady of Fatima School, says students and staff will host a unique Read-A-Thon for Recreation fundraiser next week.

He says money is being raised to cover travel and entry fees for various sports.

Chi is hoping enough funds will also be raised to add a sport or two to school programming.

He says students will spend November 15th reading from various books and there will also be guest readers coming in to take part in the event.