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GOODLYBURN PUPILS WIN FM READING CHALLENGE AWARD FOR GAELIC

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has congratulated pupils from Goodlyburn Primary School in Perth, on winning an award for their reading achievements as part of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.  She told pupils “’S math a rinn sibh uile.  Meallaibh ur naidheachd agus cum suas leis a leughadh.”

Nicola Sturgeon presented awards to pupils and schools from across Scotland at an event in Edinburgh on 20th June, recognising their outstanding participation in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

The reading challenge aims to build on the work already taking place in schools across the country to encourage children to read widely, explore a range of books and develop a love of reading.

Following an evaluation of the first year of the challenge, reading charity the Scottish Book Trust is expanding the challenge to secondary schools, libraries and community groups in the next school year.

Ms Cunningham said:

“It is fantastic that the hard work of pupils at Goodlyburn Primary has been recognised with an award from the First Minister in the category for Gaelic-Medium Education reading journeys.

“In total, almost 1,000 primary schools across Scotland took part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge this year, opening up a world of adventure and fun to young people whilst also giving them really important literacy, writing and language skills.

“I hope we can encourage even more kids to enjoy the benefits of reading by signing even more schools from Perth & Kinross up to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.”

Ms Cunningham also tweeted a message in Gaelic to the pupils from Goodlyburn Primary, saying:

“’S math a rinn sibh uile.  Meallaibh ur naidheachd agus cum suas leis a leughadh.”1

Regarding the Reading Challenge as a whole, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has commented:

“I’d like to congratulate all the schools who have taken part in this year’s challenge. They’ve all worked really hard over the past year and demonstrated great enthusiasm for reading.

“Raising attainment is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s work. That is why I launched the First Minister’s Reading Challenge – to encourage reading for pleasure from an early age which, in turn, helps improve children’s literacy.

“I look forward to the next year of the challenge, which will see even more people able to take part from secondary schools, libraries and community groups.”

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Notes

1 “You all did very well.  Congratulations and keep up with the reading.”

 

 

The reading challenge awards recognise inspirational work to promote reading and develop a reading culture taking place in schools across the country. The full list of award winners for 2018 is as follows:

 

  • Pupil reading journey P1 – Patrycja Zuchowska, Bankton Primary School West Lothian

  • Pupil reading journey P2 – pupils of P1/2 Killermont Primary School, East Dunbartonshire

  • Pupil reading journey P3 – pupils of P2/3 Craigbank Primary School, Clackmannanshire

  • Pupil reading journey P4 – Eden McKinnon, Scotstoun Primary School, Glasgow

  • Pupil reading journey P5 – Noah Haycox, Rosewell Primary School, Midlothian

  • Pupil reading journey P6 – pupils of P6B St John’s Primary School, South Ayrshire

  • Pupil reading journey P7 – Kieran Mitchell, St James’ Primary School, Renfrewshire

  • Pupil reading the most books (lower primary) – Zach Henderson, Kinnard Primary School, Falkirk

  • Pupil reading the most books (upper primary) – Ian Hammer – P6, Liberton Primary School, Edinburgh

  • School reading the most books – St James’ Primary School, Renfrewshire

  • Gaelic medium education reading journey – Goodlyburn Primary School, Perth and Kinross

  • School and community partnership reading journey – National Winner – Caol Primary School, Highland

  • School and community partnership reading journey – Local Authority winner – Stirling: Kincardine-in-Menteith Primary School and Thornhill Primary

  • School and community partnership reading journey – Highly Commended – Newtongrange Primary School, Midlothian

  • School reading journey – National Winner – Annette Street Primary School, Glasgow

  • School reading journey – Local Authority winner – West Lothian (Knightsridge Primary School, Simpson Primary School, Letham Primary School, Bankton Primary School and St Ninian’s Primary School)

  • School reading journey – Highly Commended – Kilmaurs Primary School, East Ayrshire

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