Tower Hamlets Book Award

Five Year 6  pupils from Osmani School attended the Tower Hamlets Book Award at Swanlea School on Friday afternoon.smart-978144723667201

Nearly 300 pupils and teachers attended the award from 29 schools to watch performances based on the shortlisted books and find out which book would win the coveted Tower Hamlets award.

Kim Slater’s ‘Smart’ was voted best book by Tower Hamlets pupils in the 2015 Tower Hamlets Book Award. “Smart” is a powerful story of an autistic young boy with a difficult home life trying to discover  the mystery behind the death of a homeless man in his neighbourhood.

 

Present at the finale were four of the shortlisted authors who met pupils and  signed books throughout the afternoon – Kim Slater, Sam Gayton, G.R. Gemin, and Polly Ho-yen.DSC_0075