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Harrow Junior Book Award

On Tuesday 13th June 2023 8 Year 6 pupils attended the Harrow Junior Book Award Ceremony 2023 at Aylward Primary School.

This is an annual prize giving ceremony for the best children’s fiction book decided by pupils in Year 6 in schools across Harrow.

There were 11 Harrow Primary Schools at the event.

The 8 pupils from Roxeth School who took part were Priya, Shoaib, Miriana, Jenish, Deeva, Prasit, Annisa and Joshua.

All pupils had read the six novels, over the last 7 months, on the shortlist and had voted for their favourite.

This year the guest of honour was the popular children’s author Onjali Q Rauf, her book “The Night Bus Hero” won last years book award. She spoke about all her books and her life story and then answered questions. The Roxeth pupils spoke to this famous novelist and she signed copies of her books.

The new Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Ramji Chauhan, attended the ceremony and spoke the pupils about his plans for the borough.

The Roxeth pupils who took part in this event were pleased because their favourite book won the second prize in the awards.

The winning book was “Escape Room” by Christopher Edge.

Taking part in these awards promotes reading in the school and also encourages pupils to broaden their reading experience.

The pupils enjoyed the ceremony and have written some book reviews. Copies of the 6 books shortlisted are now in the school library