Celebrating Reading

Year 5 were invited to take part in the Greenaway Shadowing Scheme run by Kirklees Libraries in the summer 2017 where pupils shadow the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award.  This is unlike any other book award as it focuses on outstanding artistic quality.

Pupils attended weekly sessions at Birstall Library to carry out research about each nominee. Please see journal in school for more information about these weekly activities.

The children were then invited to attend the celebration event at Huddersfield Town Hall on Friday 7th July at 9.30am where they met special guest Stephen Waterhouse who illustrated children’s books.

The children received a Discover Level Arts Award certificate for their involvement.

Shadowing Greenaway

Reading skills are incredibly important and ones which we strive to promote at Birstall Primary Academy. We would like to thank Amanda Ambler for inviting us to join in with this wonderful project which encourages children to read more and read for pleasure.