Premier’s Reading Challenge kicks off!

No matter what you aspire to do or be, reading and literacy skills will help you get there.

This year’s Premier’s Reading challenge has officially kicked off, and we want to encourage all Tasmanian students to take up the challenge and read as often as possible during the 10 weeks.

The Challenge is a great way to encourage children to read regularly and, in turn, set them up for the lifelong benefits that reading brings.

2021 marks Hawthorn Football Club’s fifth year of involvement in the Challenge and they are to be commended for their commitment to support Tasmanian readers – football is all about passion and skill, and the Department is committed to helping our students build the passion and skills they need for reading.

The Department encourages all Tasmanian students from Prep to Grade 6 to take part in the challenge, no matter what your reading level.

We also encourage parents to get involved. Helping your child choose books, reading to them and listening to them read are great ways to help your child to engage in reading.

Remember that you can go into your nearest library throughout Tasmania to borrow books.

All participating students receive a bookmark and go in the weekly draw to win a school visit from the Hawthorn Football Club Mascot – Hawka.

Students who complete the challenge will be awarded a certificate from the Premier and will have the chance to win one of three $100 book prizes.

Participating schools will have a chance to win one of three $500 prizes to buy library books. Home Educators will also have a chance to win a $100 prize to buy books for their home library.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge runs from 26 April until 2 July.

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