Rose Hill Primary School pupils awarded Blue Peter badges after Blue Peter Book Awards project
PUBLISHED: 18:04 09 May 2017
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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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