Rose Hill Primary School pupils awarded Blue Peter badges after Blue Peter Book Awards project

(L-R): Poppy Hazelgrove, Ean Rutherford, Elise Amos, Luke Durrant and Ben Stansfield from Rose Hill

(L-R): Poppy Hazelgrove, Ean Rutherford, Elise Amos, Luke Durrant and Ben Stansfield from Rose Hill Primary School in Ipswich have won Blue Peter Badges. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Five children from Rose Hill Primary School in Ipswich have been awarded Blue Peter badges following a reading project.

The children reviewed all the shortlisted books for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017, which was won by Podkin One Ear, a rabbit adventure tale by Kieran Larwood.

Pupils Poppy Hazelgrove, Ean Rutherford, Elise Amos, Luke Durrant, and Ben Stansfield were given the Blue Peter badges at a special assembly after writing a letter to Blue Peter explaining their project.

Poppy Hazelgrove wrote in her letter to Blue Peter: “I am really enjoying this project because I adore reading and I am a big bookworm and it’s an experience that you can easily enjoy.”

Headteacher Linda Hatcher said: “This was a fabulous project which encouraged reading and introduced the children to books shortlisted for a prestigious book award. We are very pleased.”

Alison Prior, literacy co-ordinator at the school, added: “This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience both fiction and non-fiction texts, expanding their horizons and provided a platform for them to express critical opinions.”