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Carnegie Shadowing Event

Reading, and particularly reading fiction, is not only pleasurable but also develops students' vocabulary, empathy and imagination. Regular reading is an activity which is actively encouraged here.

A group of our students joined with three other schools at the Carnegie shadowing event held at Latimer Arts College. They discussed the eight books shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and voted for the book they thought deserved to win. It was lovely to see students engaged in hot debate about the books they had read and presenting passionate arguments for the titles they thought should win.

The event group winner was Will Hill's After the Fire - a gripping story of survival within a religious group who live in the Texan desert. It is full of conflicted characters who have to live under charismatic and tyrannical leadership - an absorbing story and a great read.

The official winner was Geraldine McCaughrean's Where the World Ends. This is the second time she has won the Medal. The novel is based on a true survival story which occured on an isolated Scottish Island. It explores the fate of a group who find themselves stranded on a remote sea stack, after the boat which should come to take them home fails to return.

Please do all you can to promote reading to your children. they may like to try some of this year's Carnegie titles - they are well worth reading!

Mrs Roberts