Message from the Premier

​Welcome to the 2017 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

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We know that reading is critical to the development of our kids. It helps them understand the world around them, develops their language skills and nurtures their imagination. So, as we seek to ensure that every child has every chance to succeed, reading – and the Reading Challenge – plays an important role.

For the past 12 years, the Challenge has engaged and inspired children all across our state, with more than 230,000 participants in 2016 alone.

Whether casting a spell with Harry Potter or hiding deep in the Australian bush with Hush the possum, the Challenge transports our youngest Victorians to different places and times – and in doing so, helps grow their love of reading.

I wish every child and student undertaking the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge in 2017 a fun and fulfilling experience.

I look forward to hearing about your discoveries, adventures and achievements.

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The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria