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Passport
Digital Reading Passport

Children can track their reading journey using these digital versions of the reading passport. 

There are English and Gaelic versions below, including an accessible plain-text word document version. Children can fill in their passport digitally, and use the copy and paste function to add room for more books if they need to!

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Escape room front cover
Escape Room Resource

An escape room style resource, created by Padlox Escape Rooms. Pupils must solve book-related puzzles to find the hidden quill. The resource will test their book knowledge, and encourage them to work collaboratively to solve the 10 brain-teasing puzzles.  

Padlox Escape Rooms bring escape rooms to schools, offering a curriculum-focussed half day experience for groups of 30 pupils called 'Escape The Classroom!'

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Open book review
Open Book Review

Using this printable open book template, you could ask pupils to respond to a book or their reading journey; you could even encourage them to create a picture out of letters!

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Personal challenge certificate
Personal Challenge Certificates

Adaptable certificates for teachers and librarians to use with pupils who complete personal challenges. These certificates are designed to be downloaded and printed for use in the classroom. 

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Case studies and inspiration

Our blog is full of ideas about building a reading culture and encouraging young people to read for pleasure, with case studies from participants, book suggestions and more!

A classroom of children from Tulliallan Primary, holding up different books
Tulliallan Primary School's Reading Journey
5 September 2022

Starting our reading journey

In the last year, Primary 5 from Tulliallan Primary School took part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge for the first time.

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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon standing at a microphone at a Reading Challenge celebration event
Welcome back to the Reading Challenge!
2 September 2022

Welcome (or welcome back!) to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. This article will introduce you to the new format of the Reading Challenge, and hopefully answer your key questions about the programme.  
 

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