This video features staff from the six secondary schools involved in our pilot project speaking about their experience, particularly in giving pupils a voice and involving the whole school. This acts as a great prompt for discussion, getting your staff team thinking about how the Reading Challenge would work best in your school.
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!
Reading for Empathy, Identity and Wellbeing
Susan Brownlie is an English teacher at St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School in East Kilbride, one of the six First Minister’s Reading Challenge secondary pilot schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, she spent a decade as a school librarian.
Reading with Luke: Finding New Favourites
Today I was going to ride my bike but it was raining so much I changed my mind. Just as well I had a fantastic book to read instead! I am reading The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.