The Inaugural Spark! Book Award by Mr Griffin (Y4)
Throughout November, I have been involved in the early stages of a brand new competition involving almost every primary school in Richmond and Kingston. It’s called the Spark! Book Award. The aim of the competition is to promote reading throughout the two boroughs by celebrating current fiction.
The award has been split into three age-related categories: 4-7; 7-9; and 9-11. This means that all children throughout the primary phase can get involved.
Because I am part of the judging panel for the 7-9 age category, the early stages of the competition have involved a lot of reading for me. Over the past month, I have read almost 30 children’s books and this week, 12 books in each age category were specially selected to be released, one at a time on the Spark! website. The first books to be recommended in each category will be released on 7th December and the last will be shared on 18th December.
If you are interested in finding out more about this brand new award, and would like to know more about the books specially recommended by the judging panel, please visit the following website: https://sparkbookaward.co.uk/
You can also keep up with the latest news on the award using the twitter handle @sparkbookaward
The final shortlist will be revealed in January and the winners announced later in the year with the help of all the children in the borough. However, please don’t hesitate to get involved by reading the recommended books straight away. They would make great Christmas presents!
Please feel free to contact me directly if you any questions about this exciting new initiative.
With kindest regards
Y4 Teacher, LKS2 Phase Leader and English Lead