On Thursday 27th June, 10 Year 6 students from Loxford School went to Ilford Town Hall to take part in the 2019 Redbridge Book Awards. Starting in November 2018, these 10 students were part of a book club where they read many different books and voted for their favourites that would get added to the short list, where they would have one final vote.
The children were seated right in front of the stage where they got to meet two authors from the books they read (Ali Sparkes and Malcolm Duffy), a brilliant performance poet (Bella Cox) and the Mayor of Ilford (who presented the awards).
Many of our students lined up to get the authors signatures and were lucky enough to meet the mayor.
Overall, it was a great afternoon spent with like-minded students who have a love of reading.