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Brilliant Book Award event

On Wednesday 28th February, we were very pleased to be selected to host an author event for the Brilliant Book Award with local author Dan Walker.

As one of the shortlisted authors for this year’s award, Dan visited to speak to our Brilliant Book Award book group, along with book group members from other participating schools.  Inspite of heavy snow, staff and students from Becket School, Bramcote School, Chilwell School, Ellis Guildford School and Ockbrook School braved the weather conditions to join us.

The students were very excited to be able to find out more about the author and his books. Dan gave a fascinating talk about his journey to becoming a successful author, highlighting the need to be resilient through all the disappointments and setbacks. After lots of questions, students were able to get copies of his books, Sky Thieves and Desert Thieves, signed as a memento of the day.   

The Brilliant Book Award is organised by Inspire Education Library Service to promote reading in Years 7, 8 and 9. Students taking part aim to read all six shortlisted books before they vote to choose the winning book in March. Our Brilliant Book Award group have been working very hard over the last few months reading the shortlisted books, with many having finished all six!

Photos of the event can be viewed in the galleries section.

Mrs Durkan

Librarian and Careers Coordinator