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Partnering with your local nursing home with Dunfermline High School
12 November 2021

After starting a partnership with their local nursing home, Dunfermline High School in Fife had to adapt how they worked with the residents to keep their reading project going after lockdown. Fiona Taylor writes for our latest blog about their innovative solution where their senior pupils recorded stories and created their own audiobooks.

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Top tips for your funding application
5 November 2021

Applications for the Reading Challenge funding opportunities are now open! Find out our top tips for putting your application together, including ideas for inspiration and guidance to give you the best chance of success.

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Starting RIOT in Renfrewshire with the Library Fund
25 October 2021

Renfrewshire Libraries were successful in receiving a grant as part of last year's Reading Challenge Library Fund and ran a RIOT (Read It Out Time) project with primary schools across the local authority. Jacquelyn Else-Jack, Primary Outreach Librarian, writes about the work in our latest blog.

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Fewer books, more engagement with Carmuirs Primary School
20 October 2021

The Primary 1 class at Carmuirs Primary School were last year’s winners of the P1 Pupil Reading Journey award. Find out in our latest blog about their class teacher's innovative, pupil-led approach to engaging younger readers with books through offering a smaller, curated choice of titles.

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Welcome back to the Reading Challenge
1 October 2021

Welcome back to the Reading Challenge! Find inspiration in our blog to take part in this year's challenge. It has links and suggestions to help get you started on your reading journey.

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Building a positive reading culture in lockdown at Alford Academy
24 August 2021

When Alford Academy started to take the steps towards building a reading culture in 2020, the first lockdown hit. Find out how they managed to create a positive reading culture in the face of new challenges and found some unforeseen benefits!

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