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Alcester Schools’ Book Award – 2017


On Wed 15th February, the Launch Event for Alcester Schools’ Book Award 2017 took place in our Library at Alcester Grammar School.  It was great to welcome all the students and staff from the other schools. The response from the students, who were chosen to participate in this event, was superb; reminding us of the value of books.  All three Alcester Schools host a different event and the wonderful game Linkee that we played in the afternoon, definitely helped to ‘link’ the schools together in fun and friendship.

After the event our students were asked to provide some feedback.  Here are some of the comments made:

I really enjoyed the launch event today because it gave you an opportunity to compare interests with others from other schools. Not only that, but I loved the fact that while we were all having fun, we were improving our communication skills.  My favourite part was the LINKEE game because it was all fun and games and it was a good laugh. I learnt about book buzz and how it benefits before reading a book.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity – Jacob 
I really enjoyed meeting students from the other schools. It was really fun playing the Linkee game with mixed groups – Dan
The Launch today was a very fun experience.  I got to meet new people from different schools and learn about their interests and about their school as well. The LINKEE game was very fun as we got to use are knowledge and communication skills in a fun new game that none of us had heard of.   Learning about the new books and the authors was very interesting and I can’t wait to read them!  All the books look so new and different that I’m sure that I will love all of them!  Thank you for this experience. – Joseph 
 I thought the launch event was good because we found out about the books and rating them by the cover was good. I think the videos were good especially when other pupils shared their thoughts on the different books.




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THE FINAL EVENT – Alcester Schools’ Book Award 2016: Winner announced.


The culmination of lots of months of planning and fun came to an end in May when the three Alcester schools re-united for our Annual Book Award.

  • One of our Year 8 students wrote:

Today we went to St Benedict’s School for the end of the Alcester Schools’ Book Award.  It was an interesting morning, speaking and working in a group of people we have never met before. Together we had to complete activities such as quizzes and writing an end to one of the stories. It was quite cool to hear the opinions of people from the other schools who had been reading the same books.

Finally we were told the winner of the Award. All three schools voted for the same book which was amazing because this was the first time this has ever happened. Not only that all three schools had the same top 3 authors! It was an interesting and exciting experience.

The results were as follows:-

Book Cover Choices         Winnersnowhere

1st – Nowhere                       1st – Nowhere

2nd – Terror Kid                  2nd – Terror Kid

3rd – Flyaway                       3rd – Dark Lord – The Teenage Years








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