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DreamBox Reading Plus: Usage hero

Introducing Usage Hero!

Our new monthly award is for primary and secondary students who demonstrate exceptional dedication to Reading Plus and surpass their teachers’ expectations.

What is Usage Hero?

Reading Plus supports and understands the importance of developing reading skills at home and school. If one of your students is making significant effort and progress in their reading outside of class hours – during break time, at breakfast club, after-school sessions, or weekends at home, we want to celebrate those who go the extra mile.

In recognition of students who devote more of their time to independent reading using Reading Plus, the chosen Usage Hero will be awarded a £25 book voucher, certificate, and trophy and be celebrated across our social media channels.

How to make a nomination

Do you have a Reading Plus superstar in your class?

Click on the link below to access our online Usage Hero nomination form and nominate your students for the Usage Hero award, recognising their efforts and achievements on the programme outside of the classroom.

Fill out the form with the necessary details, including the student’s name, school, and a brief description of why they deserve to be recognised as a Usage Hero.

Make a nomination


Exploring opportunities

We’ll contact your local newspaper to spotlight your student’s achievement and showcase your school’s progress with Reading Plus. An example can be found here.

Teachers are invited to participate in our new “Day in the Life” blog series for our Teacher Talks feature.

Download our editable certificate to celebrate your nominees.

Usage Hero certificate 

Termly activities - prizes to be won!

Throughout the year, we launch different initiatives to celebrate students’ achievements and efforts on Reading Plus. We also have different competitions as a fun way to encourage usage, motivation, and engagement.
Autumn term
Spring term
Summer term

Start-Up Challenge

Our Customer Support Team runs a Start-Up Challenge each September to encourage schools to get off to a flying start on Reading Plus. Past prizes have included an author visit and vouchers.

Reading Plus Champions

Teacher are able to nominate students who are passionate about reading to become a Reading Plus Champion. Selected students will receive a Champions Kit and be invited to review unseen texts from the programme, write blogs, and interview authors.

Festive Poem Competition

Students can submit a poem based on the selected theme for the year to be in with a chance of winning amazing prizes.

New Year Challenge

Our Customer Support Team runs a New Year Challenge every January to encourage schools to get off to a flying start on Reading Plus. The top three schools with the highest average reading lessons will win prizes!

Teacher Talk

We collaborate with Teachers and Senior Leaders to discuss reading strategies, best practices, and implementation to help support your teaching.

Spring Competition

Launched on World Book Day, we invite students to submit a review of their favourite book to be in with a chance of winning an author visit for their class!

Meet the Author

We organise Q&As with fantastic children’s authors for you to share with students or support your teaching.

International Reading Conference

Our free CPD online conference for educators to hear from experts as they discuss best practices and strategies around reading.

Reading Plus Awards

Each July, we recognise and celebrate the schools, students, and teaching staff who have championed Reading Plus over the academic year and award prizes for a number of different categories. Read more about the Reading Plus Awards here.

Summer Reading Competition

The class and school with the most average reading lessons on Reading Plus over the summer holiday will win amazing prizes. Students can also win with our Bonus Bingo Challenge!

Speak to our team to see how Reading Plus can work for you

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