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Students choose Carnegie Award winner

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards, often described by authors and illustrators as the award that they most aspire to win.

There are eight books on the shortlist and from March to May a group of Year 7 & 8 students, together with English teacher Ms Heatley, have been taking part in the shadowing scheme.  This scheme involved reading the shortlisted books and meeting up once a week in the LRC to discuss the books, and subsequently posting reviews (good and bad) on the award's website. 

This year’s winner was announced on 19th June and both the judges and the 鶹Ƶ students agreed that Ruta Sepetys' refugee story ‘Salt to the Sea’, a fictionalised account of the worst maritime disaster in history, was a worthy winner of the 80th anniversary Carnegie Medal.

To celebrate their winning choice, the students enjoyed a picnic in the LRC. The celebrations continue this week when the group will be travelling to London to visit the British Library and will also spend time at Waterstones bookshop selecting new books for the LRC.

Students' reviews about the shortlisted entries can be read on the Carnegie website by following the link below:

 

 

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