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Pupils Awarded Special Recognition Certificate at UKLA Book Awards

Posted on 17 July 2019 by Miss Emily Acton-Edmiston

In the Spring Term, the UK Literacy Association (UKLA) and the Book Trust picked Queen’s Gate, as only one of four schools in the country, to evaluate two new digital story apps this year, for the Children’s Digital Book Award. The competition aims to reward apps, e-books and other digital interactive products, using children as part of the judging panel.

The newly-formed Queen’s Gate Digital Book Club set to work in the Summer Term, meeting one lunchtime a week to explore and evaluate two shortlisted interactive story apps, the ‘Children’s Intel Agency’ app and ‘The Famous Five Adventure Game’.

Girls then created videos reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of each app; alongside submitting posters and forms to give a thorough overview of their thoughts and feelings. The club concluded that their favourite app was ‘The Famous Five Adventure Game’, based on Enid Blyton’s celebrated series of the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina, and of course Timmy the dog.

Much to our delight, the ‘The Famous Five Adventure Game’ was announced as the overall winner on Friday 12 July at the UKLA international conference, where the School was also awarded with a special certificate, in recognition of all the hard work that they put into the judging process – the only school to be granted this honour.