First Minister's Reading Challenge Year 2 Evaluation

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to build on the work already taking place in schools across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and support schools, libraries and communities to build reading cultures. 

The Challenge launched for P4–7 pupils in 2016, and in 2017 the Challenge expanded to include all primary pupils from P1–7. Following a tender process, Scottish Book Trust commissioned an independent evaluation of this second year of the programme from Research Scotland, taking in the views of learning professionals, parents and pupils. The infographic and case study below demonstrate the positive impact of the programme on school communities. Research Scotland’s full report is also available to download.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is now its third year and is open to primary schools, secondary schools, public libraries and community groups. The programme is delivered by Scottish Book Trust and funded by the Scottish Government.