Pupils judge book competition

PUPILS from Felsted Primary school won the chance to judge a national competition and award the Nestle Book Prize to their favourite author this week. The children, aged nine to 11, picked their favourite book from a shortlist of three (Shadow Forest by M

PUPILS from Felsted Primary school won the chance to judge a national competition and award the Nestle Book Prize to their favourite author this week.

The children, aged nine to 11, picked their favourite book from a shortlist of three (Shadow Forest by Matt Haig, Catcall by Linda Newbery, Here Lies Arthur by Phillip Reeve) and presented the award to the winning author at a ceremony held in London at the British Museum.

The children, taught by Kathleen Emerton-Court, were selected to judge the books after completing a creative writing task earlier this year.

The class was one of just 50 UK schools chosen to decide which one they would pick for gold, silver and bronze awards.


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The pupils chose Shadow Forest as the Gold winner and therefore, did a project based on that book.

Miss Emerton-Court said: "We filled a suitcase with items connected to the book, one child even created a kit to use if you ever meet an pixie!

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"It was a real shock to win as there were lots of entries. We got goody bags and two of my class were asked on stage to announce the winners.

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