World War One Competition Winners

SLG are delighted to announce the winners of our World War One competition.

  • Group winner: Derby High School
  • Individual winner: Dame Alice Owen's School

Thanks to all the schools and their librarians who took part in this competition. We hope they enjoyed it as much we have enjoyed seeing their entries.

Details

SLG are delighted to announce the winners of our World War One competition.

  • Group winner: Derby High School
    The students produced a large selection of beautifully produced love-letters between "Theresa" and "Thomas", adding a moving poem and the telegramme announcing Thomas' death, all presented in a folder.
    Derby School also produced two other fine entries, a dance performance that also included a poem and a large and striking poster: "It wasn't over by Christmas".
  • Individual winner: Dame Alice Owen's School
    Working on her own, Olivia also produced a set of letters, this time between "Pete" and his wife "Sally", found by Sally's granddaughter in the attic.
    Students from Dame Alice Owen's School also produced a range of other work.

Highly commended were entries from Grange School and Wood Green School.

The judges were John Dolan, one of CILIP's trustees, and Captain Amy Jankiewicz – late of the Royal Corps of Signals.  She served in the Army 2005 – 2009 including a tour to Afghanistan in 08/09 with 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Captain Jankiewicz represented The Poppy Factory, which organizes the production of the poppies sold each year for the Royal British Legion.  

Prizes of books for the winning schools and individual students were given by Bloomsbury Children's Books, Browns Books for Schools and Hot Key Books, to all of whom we are very grateful for their support.

Thanks to all the schools and their librarians who took part in this competition. We hope they enjoyed it as much we have enjoyed seeing their entries.