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Carnegie Visit to Pipers Corner

Mrs T Seal, Librarian

Ten students from Y9 went along to Pipers Corner School on Tuesday 12th June to attend a Carnegie discussion morning. The students have been working hard reading, discussing, debating and writing reviews about the books since April. This was an excellent opportunity to discuss the Carnegie Medal Shortlist with students from other schools. The winner of the Carnegie Book Award will be announced on Monday 18th June.

Review by Emily Kirby and Rose Roberts - 9RAM

This week, we were lucky enough to be chosen, along with others from Year 9 Book Club, to go on a short school trip to Pipers Corner. We met there with other schools to discuss the shortlisted books for the Carnegie award, before the winner is announced. It is a teen book award, in which 8 books are chosen to be placed on the shortlist. We were placed into groups with students of different ages from other schools. Together we discussed each book, talking about what we enjoyed and what we thought could be improved. Later we each voted on our favourite book on the shortlist, that we thoughtshould win. Our winner was After the Fire by Will Hill – but we'll have to see which one wins according to the judges! A general book quiz had been prepared by one of the teachers at Pipers, and we could choose our teams to complete it – we worked with students from other schools. This helped us to meet students with similar interests, and make friends. We really enjoyed it, and would love to go again next year!