Thursday 1st July 2010 by C. Freeman
Students from Brooke Weston won first, second and third prizes in a book quiz about the Carnegie/Greenaway awards. They, and counterparts from the three other Corby secondary schools, met up at Lodge Park to talk about their favourites and discuss which ones they thought would win the annual awards.
Our students were split into teams with those from other schools for a wide-ranging discussion before they had a 'book push' where individuals stood up and spoke on behalf of their favourite title. There was also a talk by a former judge on the Carnegie/ Greenaway panel and the book quiz where our students displayed their knowledge of the nominated works.
Each year Brooke Weston students 'shadow' the Carnegie/ Greenaway medal scheme which awards children's books for their fiction and illustrations respectively. This year's winners were Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book while Freya Blackwood won for her illustrations for Harry & Hopper.
Librarian Mrs Adams said: 'Our students really enjoyed meeting those from the other schools and there was a lot of interaction between them all. The shadowing scheme is a really great way to read a wide range of books and debate their best points. The students did really well to win the book quiz and we are grateful to Lodge Park for hosting the event.'