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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Bookcast, the BBA Newsletter

We are thrilled to share Bookcast, our new Bucks Book Award newsletter! 

The first issue contains a report on the 2020 Awards ceremony written by students from Pipers Corner School giving their view on the wonderful performance by award-winning poet, Karl Nova.

We are also really excited to share the first instalment of an author Q&A with the C.G. Drews who is the author of the brilliant ‘Boy who steals houses’. The Q&A will conclude in the next issue of Bookcast, due in May 2020.

There are also lots of other news and information inside including a Poetry Competition to win a signed copy of Karl Nova’s Rhythm and Poetry, new books list, a wordsearch and much more!

Click here to view/download the newsletter or visit the Downloads section to view all material.

Karl Nova Poetry Competition

Win a signed copy of ‘Rhythm and Poetry’ by Karl Nova!

Following on from the amazing performance and poetry workshop by Karl Nova at the 2020 Awards, we have launched a poetry competition to celebrate the publication of the first issue of Bookcast, the official BBA newsletter.

Take a look at Karl in action in this video.


Competition Rules
  • The poem should be based on the photo opposite.
  • Entry is open to all KS3 students who are resident or attend a school in Bucks.
  • All poems must be original.
  • Poems can be in any style, but must not be more than 30 lines in length.
  • All entries must be on a BBA Entry Form which can be downloaded from the website.
  • Closing date is midnight on Friday 22nd May 2020

The winning poem will be published on the website and in Bookcast, our school’s newsletter.

Click here to make a copy of the entry form. Full details about the competition as well as the entry form and T&Cs can also be found in the Downloads section.