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How to Create a Reading Culture in your Primary or Secondary School

These resources were written to support teachers with activity ideas – they are a great way in to creating a school culture where everyone celebrates reading for pleasure.

Whether you want to embed some quick-but-effective changes, or you want to hold a school-wide reading celebration, these ideas will give you a great starting point.

Activities span a wide age range, and include loads of ideas to get staff as well as pupils involved – you can even read about one teacher who got her entire community reading…

Scottish Book Trust is Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of reading, writing and creative literacy. It produces learning resources for all stages and abilities. You can find loads of free resources and activities on its website at and follow on Twitter at @scottishbktrust.

How to Create a Reading Culture in your Primary or Secondary School

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