First Minister's Reading Challenge
The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to help children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18 develop a love of reading
What is the First Minister's Reading Challenge?
We challenge you to start your reading journey and to help children and young people discover the power of reading. If you work with young people aged 5-18, the First Minister's Reading Challenge is open for you.
Resources and inspiration
We have lots of resources available to help you on your reading journey, from guides to taking part and lesson plans to quizzes and games.
Research by the Open University shows that teacher knowledge of contemporary children's books makes a big difference when it comes to instilling a love of reading in pupils.
This Book Discovery Guide, produced by Scottish Book Trust for the First Minister's Reading Challenge, is full of book recommendations and themed booklists to help you find great reads for primary and secondary school pupils, including:
Use this short resource to choose a reading resolution to inspire your pupils this year. The resource includes sample resolutions for primary and secondary pupils, or pupils can make up their own. Resolutions have been chosen with school closures in mind, so this is a great activity to set you pupils remotely.