The winners of this year’s Photo competition were John Wardle and Nick Lambert. Congratulations, and many thanks also to all the others who entered for the competition! All the winning photographs and runners up are being included in a 2021 Jesmond Calendar, available very soon, price £5.
Congratulations to the winners of the Oxfam Book Shop/Jesmond Library Children’s Book Review competition! They are Michael Pearson for his review of “Private Peaceful” by Michael Morpurgo, Benji Lawrence, who chose “Flember – The Secret Book” by Jamie Smart, Nikita Alajar, who liked “The Enchanted Wood” by Enid Blyton, and Halle Olive Critchley, who enjoyed “Slime” by David Walliams. All the winners will receive book tokens.
The deadline for entries to the Children’s Book Review Competition has been extended to 30 June 2020, and the competition is now open to all Primary School children in Years 2 to 6. Just write a one page review of your favourite book, explaining why other children should read it. Include a picture, if you like. And submit it by 30 June to firstname.lastname@example.org . The competition is organised jointly by Oxfam Books and Music and the Friends of Jesmond Library, for the Jesmond Community Festival.
The guided walk planned as part of the festival has been postponed until after the lockdown, possible until the 2021 festival, but if you can’t wait to explore Reid Park Road and The Grove, possibly during your “exercise hour”, email email@example.com for a copy of John North’s walking notes!