Doncaster Book Awards
Mrs Gyles and Mrs Attenborough run a weekly book session with some Year 5 and 6 children to support the Doncaster Book Awards. They read books from three lists - Primary, Classics and Secondary, taken from the 'most borrowed' list from Doncaster libraries. They read from September to April, and vote twice on their favourites - in December for a shortlist, then in April for the overall favourite. The finale was held at Doncaster Dome where there were various stalls, visiting authors and illustrators and, this year, a 'Bike Challenge' run by the RNLI (DBA's chosen charity). Two of our children were featured in The Free Press report on the event, and we had the winner of the Bike Challenge - Amy Lumley in Year 6.