Students encouraged to get reading

29 May 2012 2:41 PMJann Stuckey

29th May 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, has called on all Currumbin primary school students to register for the Premier’s Reading Challenge which closes on 8 June 2012.

“The Challenge is a great opportunity for students to improve their reading skills and receive recognition for their effort,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The challenge between 22 May and 7 September 2012 is for every state and non-state school student from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 7 to read 15 books.

“The challenge is organised into different categories to account for different skill levels and study demands for different ages,” Ms Stuckey said.

“With 2012 designated as the National Year of Reading, the annual challenge takes on special significance this year.

“Reading is an extremely important part of a child’s development and it is important that students get involved in programs like these.

“I encourage all Currumbin primary students to register on the challenge website by Friday 8 June 2012.

Last year more than 78,000 Queensland students completed the challenge, reading more than one million books in the process.

Students who meet the challenge will receive a certificate signed by the Premier. Schools are encouraged to celebrate the achievements of their students during the Premier’s Reading Celebration Weeks from Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November.