2 March 2017
To mark World Book Day, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Prestonfield Primary School to announce the First Minister’s Reading Challenge is to be extended to primary 1 to primary 3 pupils.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) March 2, 2017
The challenge encourages children to read for pleasure and develop a life-long love of books by choosing from a specially-selected list of 100 top titles designed as a source of inspiration, which they can then add into a Reading Passport.
The challenge will now be open to children in Primary 1 to Primary 7, after the success of the initial scheme which was for primaries 4 – 7 and will reach an additional 173,000 children across Scotland.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) March 2, 2017
The First Minister said:
The First Minister’s Reading Challenge has been a fantastic success since it was launched last year, with almost three quarters of schools across Scotland taking part.
Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and the Reading Challenge is opening up a world of adventure and fun for young people as well as giving them vital literacy and language skills.”