Book Week Scotland and The Reading Hour Resources

Book Week Scotland is the country’s national celebration of books and reading, and took place from 26 November to 2 December 2012. It provides a great opportunity for you to get the whole school involved in celebrating the pleasure of reading!

With reading for pleasure at the heart of the new curriculum, promoting enjoyment and choice in reading is high on every school’s agenda. Book Week Scotland will give you a chance to focus on the pleasure of reading for its own sake, and encourage pupils and staff to share their experiences of reading with each other.

The aim of The Reading Hour (which takes place at 11am on Friday 30 November) is to get as many people in the country as possible reading at the same time. This is an easy, fun way to participate in Book Week Scotland, and gives you a chance to build excitement and anticipation! This resource is full of ideas to help make the most of The Reading Hour.

We also have a number of interviews with schools and local authority staff, which should hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration both for getting involved with Book Week Scotland and running your own school book week