We were delighted to hear that 6BH won the national UKLA ‘Our Class Loves this Book’ award. Mr Harris said ‘the children were incredibly passionate about completing their group’s part in the class entry. Their confidence and individual originality shone through as they pulled together as a team for a united goal. So many of the class have commented to me about what they learned from the story itself and its messages of friendship, resourcefulness and family love countering racism and bullying have gone in deep, I believe. It was a real privilege to be alongside their discovery of the story and the characters’ lives.’
Chair of judges, Chris Lockwood said “This winning entry celebrates the unadulterated joy of a teacher reading aloud to their class every day, allowing the children to respond individually and collectively with verve, creativity and passion”
The children have won a huge box of books to share and a question and answer virtual meet-session with the author of The Eleventh Trade. The school has also benefited with a year’s school membership of the UKLA. The Association drives up-to-the-minute research to make the teaching of English an enjoyable and highly productive practice for teachers and their schools nationally.
Well done 6BH!