Awesome Book Awards

Ever since the launch of this Award in 2016, the Prep School’s Year 6 Book Group have joined hundreds of pupils from schools all across London and the south east of England in reading, discussing and reviewing the five short-listed books, before casting their votes for their favourite. The highlight every year for our young readers has been attending the glittering award ceremony held at Cranleigh Prep, which sadly this year because of Lockdown had to be held virtually. At this ceremony, prizes are also presented for the best review of each of the shortlisted books, and every year so far we are proud to report that an Ardingly pupil has produced one of these five winning entries! However this year our book group totally surpassed all expectations!

Not only did Evie and Imogen both win awards for their reviews but the organisers said “we were SO impressed with the creativity and effort put into all reviews from Ardingly College that we would also like to recognize this by awarding Ardingly with a special one-off prize this year – a set of the shortlisted books for the Awesome Book Awards 2021 for your school library”.

So special congratulations go, not only to Evie and Imogen, but also to the rest of the 2020 Year 6 Book Group – James Field, Ben Keene, Ralph Hirst, Amber-Lily Webster, Lexie Bradshaw, Honey Wingfield Russell,Mia Littlefair and Felicity Harrison.