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.

Book with love heart

We love to champion pupil voice, so to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked children across Scotland to tell us what they love about reading. Here are some of our favourite responses!

Tayview Primary School

Inspiring Classrooms funding can be the encouragement your pupils need to become authors! Tayview Primary School speak about their plans in the run up to the deadline for applications.

Tony Bonning

Our Inspiring Classrooms funding brings writers into primary schools across the country! In the run up to our funding deadline, see the impact this funding can have at one school.

P4b at Newtongrange Primary School describe themselves as a class of excitable and eager readers, and they are very pleased to share some of their reading recommendations with you!

Reading around the campfire

Kayleigh Docherty, class teacher at Carron Primary School, shares the success of their Reading around the Campfire event to engage parents and get the Reading Challenge off to a flying start!