Get your kids reading; that is the challenge.
Get your kids reading; that is the challenge. Sharyn O'Neill

Reading challenge for our CQ kids

SCHOOL is back and kids across Central Queensland are urged to get reading with the 10th annual Premier's Reading Challenge.

The challenge is expected to see 100,000 Queensland students read more than 1.5 million books.

Launched by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Kate Jones, the reading challenge will for the first time be extended to Year 8 and 9 students.

Education Minister Kate Jones said students could pick books from a recommended reading list, or choose their own from May 19 to August 28.

"Prep to Year 2 students aim to read or experience 20 books, Year 3 to 4 students 20 books, and Years 5 to 9 15 books, which reflects the larger and more challenging books read by this age bracket," she said.

"Children in kindergartens and long day care centres can participate by sharing group reading experiences during a shorter period from 15 to 28 August."

School registration, individual registration and early childhood centre registrations are now open for the 2015 Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) via the PRC database.

For more information visit http://www.education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge/registration.html



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