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A Literal Literary Feast at the Book Awards

Pupils from First and Second Form have written a collection of reports to give an impression of their experiences at the Oxfordshire Book Awards on Thursday 5 November:


‘Ten pupils from First and Second Form went to the Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony; we listened to the winning authors performing a speech and answering questions. Each author gave a humorous and thought-provoking speech, the most popular proving to be Jo Cotterill’s. We then had the opportunity to buy some books and get them signed by the author. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would like to thank Mrs Boon and Mr Elkin-Jones for taking us.’

- Poppy Wehrle (Second Form, Queen Anne)


‘The book awards were great, we got to meet different authors and have fun at the same time. We met Robin Stevens who wrote ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ along with Sue Heap, Teresa Heapy and Jo Cotterill.’

- Ella Shaw (First Form, Harcourt)


‘We saw lots of authors, like Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap who wrote and drew 'Very Little Red Riding Hood' and even Jo Cotterill, the author of ‘Looking at The Stars’. Matt Brown was there from Heart Breakfast with Matt and Michel and at the end we found out the longlist for 2016. One of the books that caught my eye was ‘The Art Of Being Normal’. After we ate some cake which had pictures of books on it, we got books and sheets signed.’

- Jarvis Drew (Second Form, Gascoigne)


‘I really enjoyed the trip to the Oxfordshire Book Award 2015. I collected most of the authors’ autographs and ate lots of cake!’

- Benjamin Pegram (Second Form, Queen Anne)


‘I found it fascinating learning how the authors live and write their books.’

- Theo Serjeant (First Form, Swift)


‘It was fun and amazing how many people were there in the line for autographs on some books.’

- Tom Whittenbury (Second Form, Vanbrugh)


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