Ross Mackenzie author visit

As Thornton Primary discovered, the Reading Challenge offers a great way to build a shared love of reading with parents and your local community. Helen Campbell reflects on their experience.

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.


We love to encourage pupil voice through the First Minister's Reading Challenge, so we are delighted to have this blog written by Summer about her reading journey, including her top recommendations!

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.

Sharing Gorilla Loves Vanilla

Primary 6 pupils at St John's Primary School in Ayr became reading role models through a shared reading project with Primary 1. Class teacher Clare Casey shares the impact this had on the pupils.

Mind Map

Are you thinking about entering the Reading Challenge, but you're not sure where to start? This guide contains everything you need to know to make submitting an entry quick and easy!

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.