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Thank you for your amazingly innovative and creative entries for this year’s World Book Day Award. The timeimaginationenergy and creativity that is poured into each and every entry by teachers, librarians, students, families and your wider communities is breathtaking.

We are delighted that over 70,000 children were involved in the creation of entries this year, and to see and hear that it has prompted a different approach to reading for pleasure and a bigger focus on books and stories is truly inspiring. It was incredible to see how each and every school was really flying high with reading and reaching for the stars. After much deliberation, our judges, Sir Chris Hoy (Olympic champion and author), Joanna Nadin (award-winning author), Clare Elsom (illustrator), Kirsten Grant (Director, World Book Day) and Stephen Bush (New Statesman journalist) have made their choice and the winners are below.

Here’s what the Flying Fergus team had to say about the winning entry:
‘We were all so impressed by the entry from St Francis RC Primary and their interpretation of “flying high with reading”. St Francis RC Primary took the theme and blasted off, bringing the world of stories into outer space. As authors we see stories as portals to reach the wilds of our imagination, and this was reflected in their no-limits, whole-school effort, which catered for all reading abilities and ages with unique displays and spectacular inspired details, including space passports and reading planets –  truly out of this world. We cannot wait to visit!’ Chris, Jo, Clare

Click on a photo to download each entry.

WoBoD: The World Book Day Award

St Francis RC Primary

London

St Francis RC Primary

Second place winners

Barnard Grove Primary School

Hartlepool

Barnard Grove Primary School

Harborne Academy

Birmingham

Harborne Academy

Holmston Primary School

Ayr

Holmston Primary School

Howardian Primary School

Cardiff

Howardian Primary School

Luckley House School

Wokingham

Luckley House School

Mosstowie Primary School

Elgin

Mosstowie Primary School

Ramsey Junior School

Cambs

Ramsey Junior School

Robert Kett Primary School

Wymondham

Robert Kett Primary School

Round House Primary Academy

St Neots

Round House Primary Academy

The Downs Malvern

Malvern

The Downs Malvern

third place winners

Ainthorpe Primary

Hull

Ainthorpe Primary

All Saints CEVA Primary School

Northampton

All Saints CEVA Primary School

Ardnamurchan High School

Scotland

Ardnamurchan High School

Barnabas Oley CoE Primary School

Cambridge

Barnabas Oley CoE Primary School

Corringham CE Primary School

Gainsborough

Corringham CE Primary School

Dudley House School

Grantham

Dudley House School

Mendip Green

Weston super Mare

Mendip Green

Newport C of E Primary

Newport

Newport C of E Primary

St Marylebone School

London

St Marylebone School

Throston Primary School

Hartlepool

Throston Primary School
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