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UKLA Our Class Loves this Book:The Just Imagine 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.

We have some incredible prizes on offer this year, including:

  • Just Imagine Reading Journey books worth £1550
  • Chris Wormell framed print
  • 12-month subscription to Just Imagine Take One Book website
  • 12-month membership with UKLA
  • An author visit to your school

This award is FREE to enter and is open to both members and non members.

Entries for 2020, based on the 2019 Book Awards shortlists, are invited Autumn term 2019 and Spring term 2020. The deadline is 30 March 2020. 

The winning teachers (and their authors) are invited to the UKLA International Conference Oxford from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July as guests of the Association, honoured at the awards ceremony and invited to present a seminar at the conference.

UKLA also hopes to arrange an author visit to the winning schools.

Watch the film by 2018 winners Lynn Stuart and Heather Sanderson and their P3 pupils from Wallace Primary School, Renfrewshire, all about their work based on ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.