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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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A photo of the book covers on this year's Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist
Creating a book review scheme with the Scottish Teenage Book Prize
24 August 2021

Find out how Perth Academy used the Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist as inspiration for their very own book reviewing scheme, as part of their reading culture incentives. Learning Resource Co-ordinator, Andrea Cooke, explains how it worked with their pupils.

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Crosshouse Primary School's P4-7 pupils reading outside in the playground.
Reading Challenge Awards 2021
21 June 2021

After a brilliant year promoting reading for pleasure across Scotland, we are thrilled to announce the winners of this year's awards.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at FMRC event
Submitting your Reading Challenge entry
17 March 2021

Submissions for entering the Reading Challenge are now open! If you’ve encouraged reading during lockdown, enjoyed an online author event or kept children and young people reading over Teams, we’d love to hear from you. Find out how to submit your entry on our latest blog.

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Top tips for your virtual author event
16 February 2021

Learn how to organise a successful digital author event with these top tips from School Communities Events Co-ordinator Fraser Napier.

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