Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Awesome Book Awards event

This Thursday a group of our girls in Year 5 and 6 enjoyed an exciting evening at the ‘Awesome Book Awards’ held at Cranleigh School. This is an annual competition organised by Cranleigh prep and senior schools to encourage reading, introduce new authors to a young, school-age audience and promote new, published reading material. For more information about the event and to see if you agree with the shortlisted authors and book choices, follow this link

Our girls had been busy reading, reviewing and voting in school for their favourite book and author from the shortlist; the reviews were then judged and pupils selected to attend the event. It was wonderful for our girls to be part of such an evening at which they were lucky to hear each author speak and share their tips and ideas that inspired their books. The winning author of the Awesome Book Awards 2018 was Peter Bunzl for ‘Cogheart’. Our girls were given the opportunity to meet all the authors afterwards and get their books and postcards signed. A wonderful evening was had by all. A big congratulations to one of our girls in Y6P who won the overall book review competition for Erica’s Elephant – super writing! Thanks should go to Mrs Wood our Librarian and Mrs Lemon (English co-ordinator whilst Mrs Varrall is on maternity leave) who gave up their time out of school hours to organise and accompany the trip with the girls, and to Mr Fishenden who drove the girls and staff in the mini-bus.

 awesome book awards

'Awesome Book Awards'