Leeds Book Awards 2016
On 25th May a group from Year 7 and Year 8 attended the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall. Having read the short-listed books and voted for their favourite, the students were delighted to be able to meet the authors and gain inspiration from their success.
Leeds West Academy student, Isaac, was chosen to open the Golden Envelope and announce the winner in the 11-14 years novel category. Librarian Mrs Black said today: “We were thrilled to have Isaac selected on the basis of fastest hand up first; it’s great to know our students are so keen to participate!”
The winning author was Andrew Norriss for Jessica's Ghost. Several Leeds West Academy students joined the huge queue to have their books signed by Andrew and several other successful authors. Mrs Black added: “As ever our students behaved impeccably and were a credit to the Academy. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.”