The winner of the 1066 Book Awards is...

Ark William Parker Academy joined Ark Helenswood and other schools at a presentation event at St. Richards Catholic College in Bexhill to announce the winner of the 1066 Schools’ book award.

Each year four books are chosen which students from local schools read and review. This year’s winning book was ‘The Red Ribbon’ by Lucy Adlington, a beautiful tale of friendship, kindness and love within the harrowing camp of Auschwitz-Birkinau.

St. Richards students opened the event and this was followed by a student from each of the participating schools reading an excerpt from one of the shortlisted books.

Librarian Kimbley Firth said “Our students were a credit to the Academy - Sam Tomlin represented Ark William Parker and did a fantastic job reading an excerpt from ‘The 1,000 year old boy’.

“Thank you to St. Richards for hosting the event and well done to all those who took part - It was a great evening!”