Year 6 Reading Road Map book ceremony

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On Tuesday 26th of April, seven Year 6 children from St. Mary’s were invited to the Islington Reading Road Map book ceremony at the Emirates Stadium.

The whole of year 6 are currently taking part in the Reading Road Map Challenge which involves children reading their way through 60 titles of contemporary and classic fiction texts.  The 7 pupils that were invited were selected at random and have read an impressive ….between them.

Over 300 children from schools across Hackney and Islington gathered for the book award ceremony.  Out of the 60 titles, 6 were shortlisted as nominees for the ‘Book of the Year’ award.

Four of the nominees were at the ceremony and each author took to the podium to speak about their experiences as writers.  There was a Q&A session, where children were invited to ask the authors questions and learn more about the authors and the stories they have written.

The event ended with a book signing and children got to speak with the authors and even get copies of their books signed!

This was an enjoyable and inspiring event for all!

Year 6 is even more motivated to read all 60 titles by the end of June!