Welcome to the 2017 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
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.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria