On Thursday 5 May, the Premier Mark McGowan and Education Minister Sue Ellery have launched the Premier's Reading Challenge. The challenge will run from Thursday 5 May to Friday 9 September 2022 and is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Students participating in the challenge must read at least 12 books over the five-month period to be in the running to win major prizes. Prizes include a family holiday for the winner in each of the four-year group categories, and are available for students who read the most books, as well as those who have shown a significant improvement in their reading habits. Weekly prizes are also on offer. Students can go in the draw by logging a book per week.
This year's theme is 'Reading can take you anywhere', showcasing to students that a love of reading can open the door to a world of opportunities. Books can be read across all formats, including audiobooks, Braille and books in any language, and in all genres, including comics and graphic novels.
Additional support will be available for teachers so they can give their students any extra help they may need with phonics early in their schooling.
Visit the Premier's Reading Challenge website at www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au to register, search over 7,000 book titles and log books read.