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Read a Million House Reading Challenge 2021

Read a Million 

House Reading Challenge 2021

Read for your house, read for yourself, strive for a million words.

Thursday 1st April - Wednesday 4th August

Prizes

Individual Student Overall winner - eReader* (up to the value of $150)  * Individual winner will be excluded from the year level prizes.
Year Level Students Top student winner from each year level. - Books / vouchers to be won.  
Overall House: Students All entrants from the winning house student tally with the most words read will win a pizza lunch.       
Overall House: Students & Staff All entrants from the combined winning house tallies (student + staff) with the most words read will win a pizza lunch.
Staff Top three staff winners - Books & vouchers to be won.    
Special Commendations Year 7 class with the most words read.

Participation Guidelines

The aim of the Challenge is to read as many words as possible.

Read for your house, read for yourself, strive for a million words.

  • The Whitefriars Million Words House Reading Challenge is open to all students & staff.
  • The Challenge will run from Thursday 1st April to Wednesday 4th August 2021.
  • You may read fiction and/or non-fiction books, in print and/or eBook format.
  • Only books read from Thursday 1st April to Wednesday 4th August 2021 are valid **
  • Verify each book and have the word count recorded and added to your house tally and your individual tally.
  • Do you want to contribute to the Million Words Challenge and help your house win but don’t have time to read a whole book? Talk to the library staff about how you can have your word count from chapters read included in the tally.
  • Staff tally counts towards house tally - so encourage your teachers to participate.

** Does NOT include English set texts or any books you have read before.

** Unfortunately, due to the nature of the reading challenge graphic novels and fan fiction and manga and audiobooks cannot be included.  A suggestion: if you like audiobooks - borrow the print book or eBook and read at the same time as listening.