Results of the second School of the Year competition sponsored by Lloyds Bank were announced in Children’s Book Week. This year the theme was ‘Books in Our Community’ and over forty schools submitted projects – in book form.
The first prize (£500 for the library fund and the School of the Year trophy) was won by Wellsway School in Keynsham, Avon. The project was masterminded by a team of four from the first-year sixth of this 11-18 comprehensive school. Catherine Bass, the Editor, estimates that at least 200 other pupils were involved in some part of the book. The judges commented on the very high standard of presentation and on the comprehensive and imaginative coverage of the theme. We will be reporting on the project in detail in Books for Keeps soon.
Second prize (£250) went to The Littlehampton School in Sussex and third prize (£100) to Warwick Junior School in Warwick.