Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award

This prestigious UKLA Award celebrates a class’ response (led by their teacher) to one of the books shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.

This award encourages teachers to explore a book in detail, by not only looking at the author and the text, but also immersing their classes into worlds of possibility thinking. Teachers may decide to use their chosen book as part of a theme they are teaching with their children, it could be an author study, or maybe a one off exploration - the choice is theirs!

The response can be presented in any way, e.g. through information technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these.

Entries for 2018 based on the 2017 Book Awards shortlists are invited Autumn term 2017 and Spring term 2018. The deadline is Friday 23rd of February 2018. 

Go to the submission form and guidance for teachers.