TEST-World Book Day competition winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in our World Book Day competition. Here are the results:


Judging the Primary entries was Jeremy Strong, bestselling author of The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog series. Jeremy says:

“Having been presented with several widely differing offerings for the competition I must express my thanks to everyone who took part. Many of the entrants had gone to great trouble and shown considerable ingenuity and imagination in their response. My winner's vote goes to WORLD BOOK DAY! Not only was this entry stunningly presented but it demonstrated a clear set of goals for the participant along with excellent advice on how to achieve those goals, all on a professional PowerPoint presentation. There were two further very important elements that struck me in particular. Firstly, a love of writing, words, books and indeed everything that World Book Day strives to inculcate shone throughout this entry. Secondly, the creator demonstrated not only a clear awareness of the abilities and level of understanding of their children but also an almost tangible love of their class and profession. Ten out of ten!”.

Congratulations to Matt Moore who created this resource. Matt wins a Kindle, £125 worth of National Book Tokens and a signed copy of Jeremy’s new book,The Hundred Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold.

Matt says: "When I created the resource my aim was to get the children in my class excited and enthusiastic about books. My students really enjoyed the day, and came out of it with a new desire to write their own stories. The idea of other pupils in other schools using it makes me proud as a teacher, and I am happy that this has been recognised by the TES. I'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who downloaded it, and I hope you and your classes had a good World Book Day!"

The runners-up in the Primary category each win a signed copy of Jeremy’s new book:


Judging the Secondary entries was Sophie McKenzie, author of the award-winning Girl, Missing. Sophie says:

“The BREIS poet lesson is far and away the strongest resource entered. Everything about the resource appears well organised and should really challenge students to think about the nature of poetry as well as encouraging them to explore the meaning of a specific poem. Bringing a performance poet into school will hopefully help students to connect with both the process of writing and reading a poem, bringing poetry alive in a truly inspiring way.”

Congratulations to John Iona who created this resource. He wins a Kindle, £125 worth of National Book Tokens and a signed copy of Sophie’s new book, Falling Fast.

John says: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won the World Book Day competition. On a personal level it’s an honour to have my work recognised as a good resource by the TES and Sophie McKenzie, and gives me confidence in the work I’m doing to develop literacy and reading for pleasure. Also, as a school Librarian it helps to shout about the work done by Librarians across the country and the impact we can have on teaching and learning.”

The runners-up in the Secondary category each win a signed copy of Sophie's new book:

Special thanks to Jeremy Strong, Sophie McKenzie, World Book Day and National Book Tokens.

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