The winner of the Morpurgo Month competition is announced.
Schools were asked to create reviews for their favourite Michael Morpurgo Month books. These could take any format schools chose; they just needed to demonstrate how much the pupils love the 30 titles included in Morpurgo Month, a celebration of Michael’s books for his 70th birthday.
An overwhelming number of brilliant entries were received from schools, all demonstrating their passion for Michael’s books. Choosing a winning entry and three runner-up schools was a challenging task with many hours spent enjoying the amazing work that has clearly been put into each review.
After much deliberation, Checkendon C of E Primary School in Reading has been chosen as the overall winner, combining creativity with detailed and thought-provoking reviews of all the books featured in Morpurgo Month. Divided into four themes, the books included:
Animals: War Horse, Farm Boy, The Dancing Bear, Born to Run, Butterfly Lion, Not Bad for a Bad Lad, Little Foxes, Out of the Ashes, Cool!
War: Shadow, Private Peaceful, A Medal for Leroy, Why the Whales Came, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, An Elephant in the Garden, Little Manfred, The Mozart Question
Legends: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Beowulf, Outlaw, The White Horse of Zennor, The Last Wolf, My Friend Walter, Sparrow
Voyages: Kensuke’s Kingdom, Running Wild, Twist of Gold, Dear Olly, Alone on a Wide Wide Sea, Kaspar Prince of Cats
In addition to winning a visit from Michael Morpurgo, they receive a set of 30 books for their school library.
Three runners-up have also been chosen and include: King’s College – The British School of Murcia; Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn in Blackwood and Caddington Village School in Luton, who each receive a set of Michael Morpurgo books for their school library.
Congratulations to the winning schools and a huge thank you to all of the schools who took part.