Leeds Book Award Ceremony 2019

Jack Rawlings, Marek Bucholc, Gerry McKeown, Malachy Bray and Poppy Fletcher accompanied Mrs Hall, Librarian and Mrs Hammond to the Leeds Book Award Ceremony at the Civic Hall in Leeds.

Photo: Jack Rawlings, Marek Bucholc, Gerry McKeown, Malachy Bray and Poppy Fletcher

Photo: Jack Rawlings, Marek Bucholc, Gerry McKeown, Malachy Bray and Poppy Fletcher

On 19 May 2019 the Leeds Book Awards Group attended the winners ceremony at the Civic Hall in Leeds. It was a chance for the Year 7 group to meet the authors who have written the six books they have been reading for the past few months.

The Leeds Book Awards is an annual event where children aged from nine to sixteen from all over the city read a choice of the newest fiction books from the past year. They are then invited to vote for their favourite and attend the ceremony to see the winner receive the trophy. This year’s winner was the book Child I written by Steve Tasane, a story of the hardships children face within a refugee camp. Although it wasn’t our book group’s winner it was a close second. The author of this book was born in Leeds so we saw it as a worthy winner and we were all moved by his acceptance speech. The trip was led by Mrs Hall our school Librarian and was accompanied by Mrs Hammond, one of our parent helpers - our thanks are extended to Mrs Hammond for accompanying the group. As always, the students behaved wonderfully and were a credit to the school!

We look forward to next year’s award.