Thousands of Victorian Prep to Year 10 students across the state have embraced a challenge set by Premier John Brumby to read more books.
Children’s author/illustrator, Michael Panckridge today visited Bellaire Primary School to celebrate the school’s participation in this year’ Premier’s Reading Challenge.
The Challenge, now in its fourth year, asks all students in Years 3 to 10 to read 15 books or more by August 31.
For students in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 the challenge is to read or ‘experience’ 30 books by August 31.
More than 142,000 students to date have registered for this year’s Challenge.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney congratulated Bellaire Primary students on their efforts so far and encouraged them to keep reading.
“It’s great to see students at the school taking up the challenge with such vigour and enthusiasm,” Ms Tierney said.
“Reading is an essential life skill and the Challenge encourages students to discover the joys of reading and explore new concepts and ideas.”
More than 116,000 Victorian students completed last year’s challenge.
Students who complete the Challenge will receive a signed certificate from Premier Brumby.
For more information, visit www.education.vic.gov.au/prc