Little Parndon pupils win Collins reading competition

LP book competition Molly

PUPILS at Little Parndon Academy, Harlow, won the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition and have earned a visit from a published author Lisa Rajan.

Year One pupils Molly, Milly and Oliver were challenged to decide what career a book character should have.

Sian Cockman, assistant head at BMAT, said: “We are working very hard to raise the profile of reading at Little Parndon.

“Children are reading for pleasure in our school and this can be seen through our participation in this competition.”

The competition sparked discussion around what children aspire to be when they grow up, with an opportunity to dress up for their future job role as part of the work. Pupils entered a picture and piece of writing to illustrate the career they would like in the future and explained why.

The Year One pupils were picked as the winner and runners up. They won free copies of the Dani and Tara Binns books for the library as well as the visit from Lisa Rajan.

Schools marketing director for Collins, Katie Nelson said: “We loved seeing all the entries. The judges loved the detail of the animals in Molly’s picture and the accompanying writing. They also loved Milly’s originality and Oliver’s helicopter drawing.”

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Molly’s image of her dream job.

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