Ten Million Minutes


Following on from the success of Fistral class in 2015, we  register to take part in the annual AfA reading challenge- Ten Million Minutes.

The national education charity Achievement for All (AfA) is challenging primary school children across the country to read for a total of Ten Million Minutes in one week. The idea is to promote a love of reading!

The school that reads for the most number of minutes by the end of the week could win a brand new library or reading area for their school worth £10,000 courtesy of Peters. Second, third and fourth placed schools will win a £250 voucher to spend on primary resources with Oxford University Press.

All you have to do is encourage your child to read as often as they can during the week. All reading counts – whether it’s a book, magazine, newspaper or e-book, whether they read on their own or with an adult. Just make sure they time themselves and keep a note of it so their teacher can add it to the school total each day. There is a live online leaderboard, so that we can see how we are doing compared to others across the country! We will be keeping the children updated with their progress daily. 

                            REMEMBER, EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

There are lots of exciting events going on throughout the challenge to encourage children to read and develop a love of books. We will be setting up a display board with pictures of children and staff reading in unusual places, so please send in lots of pictures! Some children will be visiting local book stores and taking trips to the library and lots more of exciting activities.