Persistency and Courage – theme for reading promotion competition among the Stockholm schools

Distribution of prizes to the winning school classes at Skansen outdoor museum 2011. Photo: Stefan Tell

Distribution of prizes to the winning school classes at Skansen outdoor museum 2011. Photo: Stefan Tell

Now is the time for teachers in Stockholm’s schools to sign up for the competition En bok i världsklass (A world of books). The competition aims to promote reading by encouraging reading of books from different parts of the world.

The Stockholm schools have until March to read books from different parts of the world and then create entries to the competition. The entries will interpret the books read by the pupils in the light of this year’s theme, “Persistency and Courage”, and they need to consist of both drawings and a reflective text.

A representative from the award office is every year part of the jury that evaluates the entries, and it is always so amazing to see the effort, time and creativeness put into each contribution to the competition.

Below you can see one of the winning entries from the previous year, when the theme was “New worlds”.

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The competition En bok i världsklass is part of the reading promotion activity Barn och böcker (Children and books), a co-operation between the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Stockholm City Library, the Education Administration of Stockholm and Skansen open-air museum.

This is a video (in Swedish) from the Award ceremony 2011 which was performed during the ALMA Award week. The Australian illustrator Shaun Tan who was is Stockholm to be presented to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award,  presented prizes to the winning school classes.

Photo: Stefan Tell

Photo: Stefan Tell

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