Ross Mackenzie author visit

As Thornton Primary discovered, the Reading Challenge offers a great way to build a shared love of reading with parents and your local community. Helen Campbell reflects on their experience.

Book Fairies Poster

The Book Fairies initiative in Newtongrange has created a buzz about reading for the whole community! Acting Principal Teacher Lynsay Mitchell tells us about the planning and impact of the project.

Reading around the campfire

Kayleigh Docherty, class teacher at Carron Primary School, shares the success of their Reading around the Campfire event to engage parents and get the Reading Challenge off to a flying start!

Getting Pupils, Parents and our Whole Community Excited About Reading!

If you're looking for ideas on how to get started, Kerry Lamont from Caol Primary School has some great tips on how they have used the Reading Challenge to increase parental engagement

Children reading in the hallway

Tracey McDermott, Development Officer for South Lanarkshire Council, on how schools across the authority approached the Reading Challenge, including great examples of parental engagement.

Interior of the library with colourful shelves

Chrissie Gemmell from Riverside Primary tells us all about how they used parental engagement and pupil voice to create their new school library as part of the Reading Challenge

Boy reading comics

Kirsty Wilkie shares how the Reading Challenge has given Castleton Primary a whole-school focus on reading for pleasure and helped develop parental engagement and home learning

Twitter is full of Reading Challenge inspiration from schools across Scotland, from ideas to maximise parental engagement to innovative ways to keep up momentum. Here are some of our favourites

How Parents and Carers Can Help Make Reading Fun

If you're hoping to increase parental engagement through the Reading Challenge, these top tips for parents to help encourage their children to read at home could come in handy