Many congratulations to Bea Loteryman, Ruby Wilson, Quinn McNicholas and Levi Oliver, all in Year 7. Bea and Ruby have just been announced as the secondary school award winners of the ReadingZone Design a Picture Book Competition. Their story To be Grateful is Key was praised by the the judge, author and illustrator Steven Lenton. He wrote: “What a beautiful and cleverly laid out story. So much thought and detail has gone into this book and I think everyone can identify with the characters in this story, showing us we must never take anything for granted.”
Quinn and Levi were the 2nd runner ups of the same category with A Place Called Anywhere. The judge wrote: “A calming, peaceful and very thoughtful poetic piece that makes you stop, breath slowly and think. Beautiful work.”
The Reading Zone Design a Picture Book annual competition attracts hundred of entries from around the world so the school is delighted with this announcement.
Ruby and Bea have won £100 worth of books for the school Library from Macmillan Children's Books, together with signed copies of Steven Lenton’s picture books and a critique of their picture book by Plum Pudding Illustration Agency. For further information, please visit the ReadingZone website.
A fantastic achievement from all the pupils involved!