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Carnegie Medal shadowers

Carnegie shadowers speak strategically.

On Wednesday 5th June, the academy’s Carnegie Medal shadowers met for the first time this year to discuss the books shortlisted for the prestigious book award. Every year, the Carnegie Medal is awarded by CILIP (librarians) for an outstanding book written for children and young people. Every spring, the academy’s reading group shadows the judging process; they read the books, participate in deep debates and engage in digital activities based on the books, to enable them to vote for the book they think truly deserves the award.

This week, the academy’s Paperback Hacks, a group of KS3 students will gather for another great debate, before assembling next Tuesday, for the grand finale ( a party), to hand-pick their winner, to coincide with the announcement of the CILIP judges’ choice. #PHAntastic

The shadowing scheme aims to introduce readers to books they would never usually choose, and explicitly champions diversity and inclusion. To enthuse the whole school community about reading widely, the group invites them to visit their home page.

The PHA Paperback Hacks speaking steadfastly.
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