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Press release: National reading award winners announced

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives with reading and writing, has today announced this year's winners of the First Minister's Reading Challenge(this link will open in a new window) with schools across Scotland receiving recognition.

Classroom Inspiration Challenge  

Reading Inspiration Challenge  

Pupil Reading Journey – Group 

Lower Primary Pupil Reading Journey  

P4 Pupil Reading Journey 

P5 Pupil Reading Journey  

P7 Pupil Reading Journey 

Library Reading Culture Challenge 

Community Reading Culture Challenge 

Pupil Reading the Most Books 

About the First Minister's Reading Challenge

The First Minister's Reading Challenge was established in 2016, and celebrates the reading journeys of schools, libraries, and community groups across Scotland. The Challenge is run by Scottish Book Trust, working closely with Education Scotland. It includes book suggestions, learning resources, prizes, case studies and ideas to help young people develop a love of reading, as well as the opportunity to apply for funded author visits. 

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said:

'Many congratulations to this year's First Minister's Reading Challenge winners, as well as to those who were highly commended. Reading for pleasure supports attainment across the curriculum – as well as boosting empathy, wellbeing and critical thinking – and we are delighted to see how schools, libraries and community groups have used the Challenge to develop their reading cultures.'