Competitions and Reading Champions Challenges

As part of our ongoing work to support schools, we run Reading Champions Challenges every term. These challenges are designed to encourage reading for pleasure in schools, as well as developing reading stamina and increasing reading diversity.

Reading Champions Challenges are open to and completely free for all UK schools.

With the generous support of the ALCS we have launched the National Reading Champions Quiz in 2021 .

Read more about our Reading Champions campaign.

Current challenges

Our challenges have finished for this school year. We'll be updating this page with new challenges for the Autumn term.

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More Reading Champions Challenges

Here you'll find a full collection of our challenges, with all the guidelines and supporting resources that will enable you to run them at any time in your school. While the entry deadline may have passed we encourage you to use the ideas for classroom learning, or you may even choose to award your own certificates or small prizes for an in-school challenge.

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