Winners of King’s Book Awards announced

To celebrate World Book Day, King’s Seniors have been very busy with a variety of brilliant events throughout the week. 

Our Head Librarian, Mrs Harding, has put on some fantastic tasks for the students to get involved in, including: 

Voting for the school Book Award – Pupils have been voting over break and lunchtimes with staff and parents invited to vote online. Many parents have been attending a monthly book club to read these books and took their decision very seriously!

Pupils ‘caught reading’ were given a numbered ticket – The raffle was held on Friday lunchtime to announce 4 winners.

40 members of staff have been wearing a badge with either a character or an author on it – Pupils have been matching the character to the author. Lots of pupils were busy tracking staff down all week, but two pupils working together managed to fully complete the task, so the prize went to Gemma Christie (SHGRO) and Elizabeth Melhuish-Bolton (SHBRD).

15 posters have been placed around the school of staff members reading their favourite book – The book is blacked out with the first line of the book written over it.  Pupils have had to work out the staff member and the book they are reading. Nobody managed to work them all out, but the person with the highest score was Amelia Ratcliffe (RMDR)

Removes Book Quiz – This took place on Monday lunchtime with RmCS emerging triumphant. 

To finish off an incredible week, the House Book Quiz took place in the library this lunchtime. Topics included the School Book Award (past and present), Classics, Young Adult books and Picture books. A huge well done to Grosvenor House, whose team included Mrs Leake, Gemma Christie (SHGRO), Tom Roberts (SHGRO), and Lily Ella Barnard (SHGRO).

The winners of the Book Awards were also announced during the quiz.  The adult choices went to No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.

The winner of the Removes and Shells Book Award is S.P.E.A.R. by Chris Bradford and the winner of the Teen Award is Toffee by Sarah Crossan.  This is the fourth time that Sarah has been included on our award shortlists and she was thrilled to finally win the award. A short video was played during the House Quiz where Sarah thanked everyone who voted for her, but also congratulated anyone who was reading and engaging with the award.