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Drama Workshops

Hannah Grant and Mary Fauset from Drama4Learning (E-Mail drama4learning(аt)yahoo.co.uk) ran workshops in many of the primary and secondary schools in the summer term.

Here they brought the books to life by reading extracts and engaging the students in a range of drama techniques - freeze-frame, mime, improvisation, body-sculpturing etc. - all focussing on the books. During last year's book award, students in three year 7 groups at the City of London Academy all borrowed copies of the books they had worked on after a 2 hour drama workshop in the library.

Final Events

Final events were held in the week beginning 29th June 2009.

There were prizes for Keenest Readers and Best Review, a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-style  quiz with teams from each school, visiting authors, storytellers, video clips and interviews with pupils in all the schools, presentations from each school, certificates and refreshments!

Voting

Each participating school ran its own vote for their favourite book and these were then forwarded to the  Award co-ordinator. Announcements for the winning book were made at the Final events held by each group of schools in the week beginning 29th June 2009.


Lily on The Shade of Hettie Daynes:

The book was average and quite boring. It was an easy read and got through it quickly. It was not that good and not enjoyable. I wouldn\'t suggest it.

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Slide Show 2010

Slide Show

VoiceThreadAnother way to have your say

Not keen on typing? Why not record your comments about this year's six books?

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