This morning the book club (who have been participating in the Leeds Book Awards since January) accompanied Miss Whiteley and Mrs Glazer to Pudsey Civic Hall to attend the Awards Ceremony.
It was all very exciting, there were over 400 children attending from Primary schools across Leeds. The ceremony was hosted by poet Craig Bradley who told lots of silly jokes and performed some poetry.
Six primary schools each did a performance based upon one of the shortlisted books and then the winner was announced…..
Everyone held their breath.
The winner of the 2014 Leeds Book Awards was –
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones!
After the ceremony the group had the opportunity to meet the authors (5 of the 6 authors had attended) and have their books or notepads signed.
Everyone left the Awards Ceremony having had a great morning.
However, the exciting day didn’t stop there, at Leeds train station the book club were extremely fortunate to meet Olympic cyclist, Jason Kenny!
The group rode bikes and then had their photograph taken with Jason. What an amazing ending to an already fabulous day!
The voting has now closed for this year’s Leeds Book Awards. Having thought carefully about the books that they have read over the past few months, deliberated very hard, this I how the group from ACE have voted:
The Great Ice-Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott 0 votes
Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley 0 votes
Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand 0 votes
Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill 0 votes
The Childs Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston 1 vote
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones 7 votes
Looks like Wild Boy was greatly enjoyed by the group!
I wonder who will win????
The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall on Thursday 20th May.
The group has been reading the six short listed books and we have been swapping our thoughts on them.
With the Easter holidays looming and only one group member, Hannah, who has read all six books so far, the rest of the group will be doing lots of reading over the holidays so that they can cast their votes (each person can vote for their favourite shortlisted book)before the voting deadline on Friday 25th April.
Come back soon to find out which book/s ACE have voted as their favourite/s.
Exciting times ahead. The school has registered again to take part in this year’s Leeds Book Awards.
The awards run from January to April with the winning book announced at the awards ceremony which is held in Pudsey in May.
A small group of children from years 5 & 6 will be invited to participate in the awards and will read 6 shortlisted books, write a review for each, take part in fun activities and vote for their favourite book. They will also receive an invitation to attend the awards ceremony at which they will be able to meet the authors of the books.
If you are interested in taking part – keep checking the blog!