Queensland Premier encourages children to get reading as part of her reading challenge

Queensland Premier encourages children to get reading as part of her reading challenge

by Freya Lucas

May 21, 2021

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Grace Grace visited Brisbane Central State School earlier this week to officially launch the 16th annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.

 

“When I was at school, I loved reading and I still do. There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book,” the Premier said in launching the annual event, which is designed to “put literacy front and centre for children in early childhood centres to students right through to Year 9.”

 

“A love of reading starts at a young age and is something our students will need for the rest of their lives,” she added.

 

“This Challenge is a great way for our young people to build their confidence and improve their skills through books.”

 

During last year’s Challenge, 2.23 million books were read by more than 161,000 children across more than 1200 schools and early childhood centres.

 

“It’d be great to see as many students, if not more involved this year, particularly after a challenging year with COVID last year,” Ms Palaszczuk said. 

 

For more information on the Premier’s Reading Challenge please see here. 

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