Bookfest winners


Last term we read several books as part of Shrewsbury Bookfest Book award.  The award is a child-led reading development project delivered for Shropshire primary schools to find the book published in the previous two years that children aged 9 – 11 years old love the most.

We read lots of fabulous books as part of Bookfest 2018.   The titles were:


The Legend of Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood

The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving

Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

A Storm of Strawberries by Jo Cotterill

They didn’t teach this at Worm school by Simone Lia

Jake Atlas and the tomb of the Emerald Snake by Rob Lloyd Jones


We read the books and voted in school for our favourite book from the shortlist.  Our school favourite was…. The Matilda Effect.

All over Shropshire other primary schools were voting similarly.  The AWARDS CEREMONY for the Big Book Awards 2018 took place at Theatre Severn on Friday 27th April where it was revealed that ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’by Kieran Larwood  secured the most votes from all the pupils in what was described by the organisers as an incredibly tight finish.

There were also several competitions we could take part in.  We painted some pictures illustrating a scene from one of the shortlisted books, made a film trailer and wrote letters to characters offering help and advice at a key point in the story.

We sent in some super entries and are pleased to announce that Tommy Hughes was one of the runners up in the writing competition along with Sam Hughes who won the school writing competition and Harry Ninnis who won the school art competition.  Well done boys we are very proud of you.

Harry’s winning entry from ‘They didn’t teach this at Worm school’

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