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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Redbridge Book Awards

Students attend the annual Redbridge Children's Book Awards ceremony at Ilford Town Hall.

A group of students recently attended  the annual Redbridge Children's Book Awards.

Students vote for their favourite book in two categories:

  • the Children’s Book Award for school students aged 10 to 12 years old
  • the Teenage Book Award for school students aged 13 to 16 years old

The awards process starts in September and ends in June.  All schools in the borough are invited to take part in the awards and vote for their favourite children and teen books published in the UK in the current year.  There is an opportunity for students to get signed copies of the shortlisted titles and meet the authors whose books they have voted for.

The award is still evolving and each year will build on experiences from the last. The first year the award ran, four schools took part. This year, 16 secondary schools and nine primary schools  took part.