Haringey schools runners up in World Book Day competition
Wednesday 3 March 2017
Tetherdown Primary School and Heartlands High School has won a prize in a national competition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day. 283 schools from across the UK entered the competition.
The national World Book Day Award asked schools to say what makes them a ‘School of Books’ and was judged by Oliver Jeffers - bestselling author and illustrator, Sam Winston - fine artist, Kirsten Grant - Director of World Book Day and Alex O’Connell, Arts Editor (The Times).
Using their school vision statement ‘Where friendships thrive and children learn to discover a world of possibilities’, children from Tetherdown Primary School created a display (pictured above) that showed their passion and use of creative imaginations.
Over at Heartlands High School, students focused on a recent campaign ‘Around the World in 80 Books’ which encouraged pupils to try books from or about other countries.
The first prize was £5000 from publishing house Walker Books and the runners up received a copy of ‘A Child of Books’ signed by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, and a framed limited edition print from the book, courtesy of the publisher Walker Books.