Scottish Book Week

Book Week Scotland 2017

Monday 27 November to Sunday 3 December.

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

During Book Week, we will share and enjoy books and reading. The children will  celebrate and engage with some of Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators in a variety of planned reading activities.

Bruntsfield Primary have registered for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

Want to find out more…

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is designed to encourage children to read for pleasure and develop a life-long love of books.

The scheme was launched by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and is supported by Scottish Book Trust, who will roll it out into schools for Primary one to Primary seven pupils across Scotland. We are launching the scheme at Bruntsfield to coincide with Scottish Book Week.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge aims to build on the work already taking place in schools across the country to encourage children to read widely, explore a range of books and develop a love of reading.


The focus of the Challenge is to encourage reading for pleasure and support schools, libraries and communities to build reading cultures.

The challenge is designed to encourage children to achieve their own reading goals, choosing from a specially-selected list of 100 books chosen by a special panel of academics, experts and teachers.


Reading Passports will come home this week. Look out for more information on Reading Passports and our Bruntsfield Reads badges.

Read Write Count

What is Read, Write, Count?

Read, Write, Count is a campaign to promote parental involvement in children’s learning. It is being delivered by the Scottish Government, Scottish Book Trust and Education Scotland as part of the strategy to close the attainment gap.


Further information can be found at

A major part of the campaign is the provision of free gift bags to all children in Primary 1, Primary 2 and Primary 3.

At Bruntsfield Primary, to coincide with Scottish Book Week 2017, Primary 1-3 children will receive their ‘book bag’ this week. The children will also engage in some of the activities related to the books in their bags, with their class.

Happy reading!

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