As the deadline for submitting to the Reading Challenge approaches, Bankhead reflect on the highlights of their reading journey from Book Week Scotland to Big Book Blethers giving pupils a voice!

Pupils with picture book they created

Primary 6 pupils at Comely Park have been on an exciting reading journey from a class of reluctant readers to a band of keen readers and writers! Katrina Lucas and her class share 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.

Caol Cosy Corner

To celebrate and showcase pupil voice, we invited some book-loving pupils from Caol Primary School in Fort William  to write about what reading means to them. Here’s what they had to say!

Reading Ambassadors with Kasia Matyjaszek

Pupil voice is central to the Reading Challenge at Letham Primary, with Reading Amabassadors Grace and Klaudia involved in every part of the reading journey! We spoke to them about their role.


To continue our blog series on pupil voice, we hear from secondary school pupils Niamh and Anna about their experience of the First Minister's Reading Challenge and their reading recommendations.

Book with love heart

We love to champion pupil voice, so to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked children across Scotland to tell us what they love about reading. Here are some of our favourite responses!

Ugly Five Display

Knightsridge Primary laid great foundations for a reading culture last year. Now they've put pupil voice at the centre of their strategy to keep up momentum for the Reading Challenge!

We love to encourage pupil voice through the First Minister's Reading Challenge, so here's a blog written by Aaynaan Patankar on her reading journey so far, including her reading recommendations

children looking at picture books

Paula Nicoll, Principal Teacher at Our Lady’s Primary School in Dundee continues to discuss how they used pupil voice to plan a reading celebration for a whole week of book-related fun!