Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award 2016 – Call for submissions

UKLA invites teachers to submit their entries for the Our Class Loves This Book Award: The John Downing Award 2016, sponsored by Just Imagine.


The United Kingdom Literacy Association is calling for submissions for this year’s Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award 2016. Using books shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2015, 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 are invited any time during the autumn term 2015 and early Spring term 2016. The deadline for entries is 28 February 2016, 5pm UK time. For more information on how to enter and eligibility criteria visit the Our Class Loves This Book webpage.


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