Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2016

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA

Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2016 Poster

A Message from the Chief Minister

Last year 19,551 ACT school students from preschool to year 8 completed the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge, the highest number ever.

Reading is always a fun and rewarding experience, especially when it’s in the form of a challenge. I know that at least one student last year read his own height in books!

The Challenge requires you to read 15 books between February and September.

By participating you can win book vouchers for your school library.

You can choose your own books or ask your parents, teacher, librarian at your school or Library for their suggestions.

I encourage you to be adventurous in your reading choices – try choosing books by different authors or reading books in your home language or the language you are learning at school. This year maybe one of you will read my height in books!

My challenge is for even more of you to get into reading in 2016!

Best wishes and happy reading.

Andrew Barr MLA
ACT Chief Minister

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The Challenge is grateful for the support of the event sponsor, Paperchain Bookstore.

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