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“Get Lost in a Book” Competition 2017 | Our Winners

By Rebecca Reed

You may remember that we launched our biggest competition yet for primary schools across Sussex at the beginning of March for World Book Day.

We received over 350 entries from many schools across East and West Sussex, and we have whittled it down to our 10 winners. We loved everyone’s drawings and stories and were very pleased to see the magic of reading across all of the entries we received. We can definitely tell who the popular authors are!

The 10 winners won 500 books for their school library and a goodie bag just for themselves containing many surprises. We would like to give huge congratulations to our 10 winners listed below: –

Samira Yasmin’s Hobbit, Gemma Appleton with Horton, Jonah Corbishley in Wizardology, Teejay Holland in The Magic Faraway Tree and Carmina Anna Rands with Mary Poppins

1. Teejay Holland (Churchwood Primary Academy, East Sussex) who produced a brilliant drawing of himself in The Magic Faraway Tree.
2. Ashley Reynolds (Holy Cross CoE, East Sussex) who wrote himself into a Star Wars story featuring himself and Luke Skywalker.
3. Jonah Corbishley (West Rise Junior School, East Sussex) who drew himself into Wizardology as a wizard’s apprentice.
4. Wilf Jenkins (Balfour Primary, East Sussex) who wrote himself into The Midnight Gang.
5. Carmina Anna Rands (Beckley CofE Primary School, East Sussex) who drew herself into Mary Poppins with the West Wind.
6. Caleb Rhys Walker (St Margarets CofE Primary School, West Sussex) who wrote himself wonderfully into Swallows and Amazons.
7. Gemma Appleton (Birdham CE Primary, West Sussex) who drew herself on top of Horton from Dr Seuss’ Horton hears a Who.
8. Brooke Ellen Watts (Thakeham First School, West Sussex) who wrote herself seamlessly into meeting Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake as the iconic duo wrote and illustrated Matilda.
9. Samira Yasmin (Oakwood Primary School, East Sussex) who drew herself into The Hobbit with Bilbo Baggins.
10. Shannon Neylan (Langney Primary School, East Sussex) who wrote herself into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on the Knight Bus.

Wilf Jenkins in The Midnight Gang, Caleb Rhys Walker in Swallows and Amazons, Shannon Neylan on The Knight Bus, Brooke Ellen Watts meeting Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake and Ashley Roberts in The Return of the Jedi.

We would also like to thank all the entries and schools that entered our “Get Lost in a Book” competition and we look forward to doing something like this again in the future.

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  • Reply M ichael Rands May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    So proud of our dear granddaughter Carmina who drew herself into “Mary Poppins and the West Wind”. We know that she is a very good and enthusiastic artist.
    Well done and congratulations.
    From Grandma & Grandad

    • Reply admin May 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm


      We just loved her drawing! It was a stand-out winning entry to us.

      Many thanks to Carmina for entering,

      World of Books

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