Nudgee students celebrate Premier’s Reading Challenge success

Northside students who participated in the 2015 Premier’s Reading Challenge are being officially recognised this month for their commitment.

Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard said 1037 local school and kindergarten students completed the reading challenge this year.

“Across the state, 150,000 Queensland students read more than 2 million books,” Ms Linard said.

“I congratulate all students who participated, particularly those who completed or exceeded the challenge.

“The reading challenge is all about encouraging our students to get more involved in reading.”

Ms Linard said students who completed the challenge would receive certificates signed by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“This is the 10th year of the challenge and it’s a great way to encourage students to develop a love of books for life,” she said.

“As a Mother of two young boys I know that reading is an important building block in helping young people reach their full potential, which is why I read to my boys every day.”

2015 was the first year that children in kindergarten and long day care centres and students in Years 8 and 9 have taken part.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge was held from 19 May to 28 August.

Media contact: Nudgee Electorate office, Ph 3638 7100

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