Brooke Weston Academy was delighted to host this year’s Carnegie/Greenaway shadowing event, which more than 60 students from Trust and local schools attended.
It was a chance for keen readers from Brooke Weston, Corby Business Academy, Lodge Park Academy, Beanfield Primary School and Woodnewton – A Learning Community to meet to discuss their favourite books shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie/Kate Greenaway prizes that will be announced today.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded for the best young adult literature while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded to the best illustrated book. Eight books have been shortlisted in each category and over the past few months students have been reading and assessing them.
As well as discussing the books students also took part in a quiz answering questions about the Carnegie and Greenaway titles with Brooke Weston students winning all three of the top places - Isla Foley came third, Lana Green second and Kirndeep Dhassi first. Lana also won a prize for best ‘book pusher’ as she tried to convince the students to vote for her favourite Carnegie title ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard.
Librarian Ms Wendy McCabe who organised the event said ‘The day was a great success and students are already keen to take part again next year. It is a great opportunity for students to read different genres of books and introduces them to authors they have never heard of before, it also allows the students to feel a part of the judging process.’
The event ended with a vote for their favourite books in each category and finally prizes were awarded for quiz winners before the schools’ winners were unveiled.
The favourite for the Greenaway Award was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while Salt to the Sea was the winning Carnegie title.
The official awards announcement will take place today and will be streamed live from the RIBA in London.
Thank you to Wendy McCabe and the student helpers for organising the event and to all of the bookworms who attended.
Brooke Weston has a group page on the Carnegie shadowing website where you can view the book reviews that our students have written and find out more about the shadowing scheme.