Welcome to the First Minister's Reading Challenge

The link between reading for pleasure and success in education beyond is well established, but how do we help children develop the reading habit?

Our Challenges, resources, book list and Inspiring Classrooms funding are designed to help you get primary school pupils reading  and to build and sustain a reading culture in your school. Select the Challenges that work best for your pupils and showcase your inspiring results!

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Why take part?

Watch teachers and pupils discuss the benefits of taking part in the First Minister's Reading Challenge

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Start your reading journey

With over three hundred children’s books covering a huge range of genres and topics, our reading list is designed to inspire teachers, pupils and parents to start and continue on reading journeys

Resources for Teachers

We have a wide range of downloadable resources and templates to help you bring Challenges to life in the classroom!

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From our blog

winners from Thornhill and Kincardine-in-Menteith

Discover the winners of the 2018 First Minister's Reading Challenge School Reading Journey Awards at our celebration event.

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Discover the winners of the 2018 First Minister's Reading Challenge Pupil Reading Journey Awards at our celebration event.

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Kilmaurs Primary School

See even more of our amazing showcase schools from this year's Reading Challenge Celebration Event - it's a great place to get some inspiration!

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