Well what an exciting celebration of books and readers that was.
This year, Northgate School in Crawley held its very first Book Award and they certainly know how to celebrate in style.
Way back in September, 18 books were chosen and all the pupils in Key Stage Two were given the chance to read a selection of them across the year. The books were put into three categories and I was over the moon to discover that River of Ink had been chosen to be part of the Award. What an honour to be chosen alongside so many other wonderful stories.
I then had the brilliant opportunity to visit the school (virtually) to discuss the story and the children’s thoughts about the adventures. Meanwhile, they were all working away on posters and trailers for the stories they had read, ready to share them at the celebration evening at the end of the Award.
And what an evening it was. There was a red carpet, just like the real Oscars, and the pupils had dressed up for the occasion. There were prizes for the best work to support books and I am thrilled to say that River of Ink won its category in the competition.
So thank you pupils and staff of Northgate…for choosing to read my adventure and for working so hard to tell others about it and then for putting on an evening of style to celebrate all things story!
If you are inspired by the pupils at Northgate and ever make any trailers or posters to support my stories, I’d be really excited to see them. It’s a really great way to let other people know about a book you love! So have fun if you give it a go.