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Unleash the magic of books and reading

Reading Schools offers three accreditation levels designed to champion your efforts as you build and sustain a reading culture. The programme is brought to you by Scottish Book Trust.

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Why become a Reading School?

Research proves that reading for pleasure supports equity and wellbeing, impacts learners' attainment, and encourages critical thinking, creativity, empathy and resilience.

Through Reading Schools, you can access practical resources and friendly support to help build your reading culture and connect with hundreds of schools across Scotland who have already seen transformational changes to their settings, staff and learner.

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What is Reading Schools?

Watch our introductory video and share with your colleagues for a quick overview of the programme – the theory behind it, how it works and how to get started.

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Our articles provide case studies, ideas and inspiration to help you build a reading culture in your school.

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