Read for My School 2015 - www.readformyschool.co.uk
The national school reading competition is open to pupils from Years 3-8 across Primary and Secondary schools. The challenge is for pupils to read as many books as they can in the space of two months.
Last year over 212,000 pupils read 876,000 books between January and March, so this year we're hoping to see over one million books read by children across England.
This year's Read for My School will also see regional events organised for winning schools across the country before a national award ceremony takes place later on this year. The winning schools will receive at least £1,000 worth of prizes. Last year's prizes included:
A £50 Waterstones gift voucher, generously donated by Waterstones
A family theatre voucher kindly donated by the Society of London Theatres
A set of Recommended Reads
A beautiful hand drawn illustration by author, illustrator and former Booktrust Writer in Residence Chris Riddell
A certificate to commend their achievement
This year's competition will have exciting prizes on offer from Penguin Books, Pottermore, The Beano, Accessorize, SOLT and many more.
As well as trying to read as many books as possible, pupils can also enter a book-reviewing competition where the winners will have a chance to interview a children's author for First News.
Teachers can register to take part in the competition from now through to the close of the competition on 20 March 2015 by logging on to the Read for My School website. On registering, they will be able to set up educator and pupil accounts. Each pupil who enters the competition will also be given access to a special one-off Read for My School e-edition of The Beano, which will feature Dennis the Menace and friends' misadventures at school.