Bancroft Students Urged to Get Reading

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is on again for 2019 and Chris Whiting is urging local students to get reading.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is now in its 14th year, and runs through until 23 August for all students in Prep to Year 9.

“Reading is one of the best things that kids can do to build a solid foundation for the rest of their lives,” said Chris Whiting.

“Fostering a love of reading in children will help them not only at school, but also once they leave school to go on to further education, or enter the workforce.

“Last year more than 181,000 students across Queensland took part in the Challenge, which represents about 95% of eligible students,” said Chris Whiting.

In 2018 participants came from 1012 schools and 388 early education centre, and they read more than 2.46 million books.

“I recently visited class 1C at North Lakes State College to read with them, I really enjoyed reading ‘We Are All Equal’ to the kids.

“I am looking forward to working with other local schools in the coming weeks to help promote the Premier’s Reading Challenge,” said Chris Whiting.

Schools that are not already registered for the Premier’s Reading Challenge can visit: www.readingchallenge.eudcation.qld.gov.au to register.

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