Local Students Up For The Challenge

Hundreds of local students are again taking up the challenge to read more books than ever before in the 2016 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

In its twelfth year, the Premier’s Reading Challenge aims to develop a love of reading and encourages students to read broadly.

Fourteen local schools are participating in the challenge this year with Victorian students so far reading almost 2 million books.

An incredible 1024 students from Berwick Fields Primary School have taken up the challenge, with 877 students from Hillsmeade Primary School and 844 from Kilberry Valley primary School also participating.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP

“I am so proud that such a large number of students in our local area are participating in the Challenge this year.”

“Reading at a young age is vital for students to develop new ways of thinking and has long-term benefits for academic results.”

“The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a fantastic way to help students achieve this whilst also facilitating a love of reading.””

“Our local schools have again shown their commitment to encouraging students to develop a love and enthusiasm for reading.”

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