20 June 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon presented schools and pupils with awards at a celebration event to recognise outstanding participation in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) June 20, 2018
Almost 1,000 primary schools across Scotland took part in the challenge this year, with more than 300 children attending the celebration event.
The First Minister said:
I’d like to congratulate all the schools who have taken part in this year’s challenge. They’ve all worked really hard over the past year and demonstrated great enthusiasm for reading.
“Raising attainment is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s work. That is why I launched the First Minister’s Reading Challenge – to encourage reading for pleasure from an early age which in turn, helps improve children’s literacy.
“I look forward to the next year of the challenge which will see even more people able to take part from secondary schools, libraries and community groups.”
Find out more about the winners of the awards.
That's all our #FMReadChallenge awards handed out to this year's winners. Will your school be on the stage with @ScotGovFM next year? Be sure to sign up for the @FMReadChallenge to go on a reading journey: https://t.co/EYW8GIacYC! pic.twitter.com/ZXkKYkaFbk
— Reading Challenge (@FMReadChallenge) June 20, 2018