UKLA is delighted to announce the winners of the Our Class Loves This Book Award 2020 AND 2021!

This award asks teachers to explore a book in detail with their classes and encourage children’s creative responses to the chosen book.

Teacher reading to children

The 2020 entries are based on the books shortlisted for the 2019 UKLA Book Awards, and the 2021 entry based on the books shortlisted for the 2020 UKLA Book Awards.  

The 2020 joint winners are: 

Class Primary 1 and their teacher Zoe Lindsay at Craigbank Primary School, Sauchie, Alloa, Clackmannanshire for their submission based on the picture book Bob’s Blue Period by Marion Deuchars published by Laurence King:

Year 6 and their teacher Elena Bezoari at Ranby House School, Retford, Nottinghamshire for workbased on The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, published by Bloomsbury:

Chair of judges, Chris Lockwood writes:  We were captivated by the vibrant and joyful film from Class Primary 1 and their teacher Zoe Lindsay and Elena Bezoari’s work with Y6 demonstrates a teacher’s use of a quality text to drive a whole term’s cross-curricular project resulting in children’s work of the highest quality. 

The 2021 winner is:

 Year 6 and their teacher Ben Harris from Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School in Essex

Chair of judges, Chris Lockwood writes:  This winning entry celebrates the unadulterated joy of a teacher reading aloud to their class every day, allowing the children to respond individually and collectively with verve, creativity and passion:

Find out more about how you can enter our award for 2022 here: https://ukla.org/awards/our-class-loves-this-book/

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