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Submitting to the First Minister's Challenge: Gathering Evidence and Capturing Children’s Voice
8 April 2022

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is open for applications and we want to hear what you’ve done to promote a vibrant reading culture in your school! This resource will take you through some of the best ways to capture evidence and ensure the voice of the children you work with is at the centre of your submission.

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Findochty Primary's journey through the Reading Challenge
15 March 2022

Findochty Primary School in Moray first took part in the Reading Challenge in 2018. Since then, they've developed their reading culture across the whole school and seen success as part of the Reading Challenge. Teacher, Caroline Ferguson tells us about the journey they've been on through the years in our latest blog.

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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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