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