Reading culture

This resource will give you and your pupils great activity ideas to try with any book. From designing a board game, to holding a balloon debate, to creating a video diary, this resource will help your pupils also to not only enjoy the books they are reading, but to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

At St. Ninian’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 1/2 and Primary 7 classes have enjoyed taking part in a Shared Reading project. The aim of this project was to increase pupils’ enjoyment in reading.

Authors Live is our series of digital events with top children's authors and illustrators. The events are streamed live in partnership with the BBC and recorded so you can watch again later.

Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

Mrs Lalor, Principal Teacher, attended a Twilight course at the start of the academic year where we were advised that we were 1 of 10 schools chosen to take part in Shared Reading in East Dunbartonshire Council. Holy Trinity was delighted to be involved in this initiative.

Sunnyside Paired Reading Project

Pupils, teachers and parents at Sunnyside Primary School in Clackmannanshire took part in a paired-reading project for the launch of the Bookbug Picture Books that were issued to the children in December 2017.

In St John’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 6 children have recently taken part in a fantastic shared reading project. It has been a very successful project in our class and around the school. We have started a reading journey and have been involved in lots of activities.

Early steps on the journey….


Our project began when Stirling Council hosted a training session earlier this session which was delivered by Scottish Book Trust. I attended the event and was shown a variety of picture books, including the

Wordless picture books can provide a fascinating, inclusive and yet challenging reading experience for adults and children alike. In this resource you can find out how to approach wordless picture books in the classroom and library.

The Tweed Reads Schools project aims to inspire primary pupils to read by positioning secondary pupils as reading role models. Watch the video to find out how Peebles High School pupils have been planning and delivering lessons in cluster primary schools designed to enthuse their primary peers about reading!

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