The school clearly recognised the value of something popular and non-'literary' like 'Doctor Who' in engaging reluctant readers. Help with the visit on the day, and promotion beforehand, was invaluable. The children's interest was very keen and genuine. 50 enthusiastic students, chosen from across the ability range, were actively involved in imaginative writing on the day. Many were very eager to share their work, and I had dozens of interested questions and a big queue for the book-signing at the end of the day. 

Daniel Blythe on Holmfirth High, Yorkshire  

2019/2020 Awards

Primary Schools

Campton Lower School, Shefford, Lou Treleaven (November 2020)
Ryhope Junior School, Tyne and Wear, Em Lynas (December 2020)
Collège Français Bilingue de Londres, London, Timothy Adès (January 2021) 
Weaverham Forest Primary School, Laura Mitchell, (January 2021)


Junior and Secondary Schools

Cornelius Vermuyden, Essex, Beatrice Twumasi (October 2020)


In recognition of the pressures facing authors during the pandemic we have given a short extension (until 7 December 2020) to members to make retrospective awards for the 2019/20 academic year. We are delighted to announce that awards went to Meersbrook Bank School, Sheffield, Kathryn White (March 2019) and Bourne Academy, Bournemouth: Alison Gardiner (December 2019).