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Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

The Axholme Academy in London for the Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

The Axholme Academy in London for the Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle
 
Students and teachers of The Axholme Academy donned their most glamorous outfits this week when they attended the star studded Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle in London.
 
The awards saw the finest of the literary world gather at the famous Lancaster Hotel where winners, including best selling authors Lucy Cousins and illustrator Ed Bryan claimed their prizes. 12,000 schoolchildren nationwide voted for the winning titles to produce a host of superb winners crossing six categories including fan favourite The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
 
The kids brushed shoulders with some of the UK's top celebrities including Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc, who also hosted the awards and gave the students a special shout out in her introduction, former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau. Students were kept busy before the show by playing various party games and watching children's entertainers including a stilt walker.
 
Teacher Mrs Brameld said the students thought it was one of the best days out they've ever had, 'The kids love reading and books so to be at an event where they could meet some of their literary heroes was a dream come true. We just want to thank Booktrust for having us and for doing so much great work providing books to our school and inspiring the kids to read more.'