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The Farshore Reading For Pleasure 2021 Award Winners

The 2021 Farshore Reading for Pleasure Awards, run by Farshore in partnership with The Open University and UK Literacy Association, celebrated huge achievements amongst inspirational, dedicated individuals.

Launched in 2017, these awards aim to recognise teachers and schools whose research-informed practices make a real difference to children’s reading for pleasure.

We were delighted to see so many brilliant examples of practice, which you can download below. You can also watch the video of the night (below) to get the latest updates from Teresa Cremin and Cally Poplak, see author Jamila Gavin introducing each award, and hear from the winners themselves.

Winners 2021:

Early Career Teacher Award – Phoebe Lawton, The Wilmslow Academy, Cheshire
Reading for Pleasure in the ‘New Normal’

Experienced Teacher Award – Georgie Lax, Starcross Primary, Devon
The ‘Funnies’ and the ‘Feelies!’

Community Reading Champion Award – Jenny Holder
Reading: Bringing Us Together (Even When We’re Apart)

Community Reading Champion Award – Jill Queen
Developing a Reading Community at Netherburn

Whole School Award – Lapal Primary School, Halesowen submitted by Laura Atkinson
Developing Reading Communities

Whole School Award – Moorlands Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth submitted by Jon Biddle
Building on the Foundations

Highly Commended 2021

Experienced Teacher – Mary Jenkinson, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Dinnington, Sheffield
Learn to Read – Read to Learn

Experienced Teacher – Cathie Whiting, Deb Johnson & Sharon Ealing, Coleshill Heath School, Birmingham
‘Reading Role Models’

Whole School – Lea Forest Primary Academy, Birmingham submitted by Craig Clarke
Becoming a ‘Lifetime Reader’ at Lea Forest Primary Academy

More Awards

YA Book Prize 2021

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 to award a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. Organised by book

UKLA Book Awards 2021

The only national book awards judged by teachers! United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Book Awards are now in their 13th year. The 2021 winners were

Sainsbury’s Book Awards 2021

Now in their eighth year, the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, run in partnership with BookTrust aim to highlight the best children’s books for families to

The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 2021

The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award recognises children’s fiction (for readers aged 0-12) which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers.

The Klaus Flugge Prize 2021

The Klaus Flugge Prize was established in 2016 and is funded personally by Klaus Flugge and run independently of Andersen Press, the publishing house which he founded in 1976, and which has published some of the most iconic picture books of all time such as Not Now Bernard, Tadpole’s Promise and Elmer.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. Awarded by librarians annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children’s book.