The 2018 Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge
Another Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge has come to an end. In this, the 14th year of the Challenge, more than 253,700 school students and 13,000 children in early childhood joined in the fun. Together they read more than 4.4 million books.
As patron of the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge and on behalf of our state's former Premiers, I congratulate every young Victorian who participated in this year's Challenge.
I'd also like to thank the parents, families, principals, teachers, early childhood professionals and librarians for their ongoing support and enthusiasm.
Without you, the Challenge would not be the success it is today.
By encouraging our kids to love reading, we're helping to set them on a path for success in learning, and in life.
I congratulate you all on this accomplishment, and I look forward to your continued participation in 2019.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria