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Year 6 participate in East Sussex Children’s Book Awards

Posted: 2nd March 2012 | Category: Year 6

Year 6 pupils are participating in the East Sussex Children’s Book Award for the first time this year. In January they started reading the 5 shortlisted books:


'Blackout' by Robert Swindells

'Dead Man’s Cove' by Lauren St John

'The Deeping Secrets' by Victor Watson
'Gravenhunger' by Harriet Goodwin

'Magicalamity' by Kate Saunders


For the rest of term, Year 6 will be taking part in competitions, submitting book reviews and designing book covers.

The shortlist was drawn up from a wide selection of paperbacks published during August 2010 - July 2011.

Skippers Hill is one of 48 East Sussex schools taking part this year and our aim is to provide the children with an excellent opportunity to engage with books and raise the profile of reading in the school.

There are opportunities for the children to enter competitions as well as attend author events which will be held locally during the second half of this term.

The event will end in the Summer term when all schools will be invited to a Final Awards Ceremony.

The event will be part of a whole school reading initiative where reading becomes much more high-profile. Next term Year 5 will be taking part in a similar event, run internally by Miss Alexander, who also hopes to begin reading groups throughout the school which will involve children and adults.

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