What you can achieve with the First Minister’s Reading Challenge

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What you can achieve with the First Minister’s Reading Challenge

This resource outlines how focusing on reading for pleasure with the First Minister’s Reading Challenge can help you achieve your aims as a school, from raising attainment to improving pupils’ health and wellbeing.

You can also watch our video below announcing the 2021 First Minister's Reading Challenge winners for more inspiration. 


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