We currently have 22 students spread across years 7, 8, 9 and 12 who are involved in the Carnegie Medal Shadowing Group. They read the eight texts that are nominated for the award and write reviews for our very own website.
We meet each week, on a Friday lunchtime, sharing our views and opinions on different books, leading to some very fervent discussions. The students involved have already shown how reading is such a huge part of their lives and their informative and interesting review posts have already led to an invitation to Eggbuckland School. We will be taking some members of the Shadowing Group to Eggbuckland on the 22nd June where we will meet with six other schools and present our opinions on our allocated book: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge.
The scheme so far has challenged the students’ perceptions and taken them outside of their comfort zones, encouraging them to read further afield.
Our Carnegie Medal Shadowing Site is filled with information on our readers, our own blog post, an abundance of excellent student reviews, polls and questionnaires and even our own video on why we like reading so much. You can find it at: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/index.php?GroupID=11796