2014 Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

11 March 2014
2014 Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

The tenth annual Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge is now open.

The Challenge encourages all children and young people to develop a love of reading with the support of their parents, teachers and early childhood professionals, schools and classmates. It is not a competition but a challenge for every child to read, to read more and to read more widely.

To take the Challenge, children must read a set number of books and record their efforts online. There are thousands of books to keep participants inspired on the extensive booklist, which is updated regularly by a panel of experts.

The popular program is open to students in Catholic, independent and government schools state wide and last year expanded to include children from birth to five years.

A giant countdown calendar will be available FREE in the Herald Sun on Tuesday 11 March to celebrate 10 years of the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge. Featuring key Challenge dates and literary events, fun facts and popular authors' birthdays, it's a great way for parents and children to track their reading progress, count down the days and stay motivated throughout the Challenge.

Since the Challenge began in 2005, nearly 1.8 million children and young people have turned the pages of over 30 million books.

To register and find out more visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

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