Chew Valley Students Judge Book Awards
A group of avid readers in Years 7, 8 and 9 have recently been involved in the Centurion Award Reading group. Their task was to read five titles on a shortlist selected by BANES librarians, then discuss them and vote for their favourite. The overall favourite was then submitted as a vote on behalf of Chew Valley School, to be added to the votes of a number from other schools from across the region.
The pupils attended the award ceremony on 18th April at Hayesfield School, Bath, where the winner was announced. This year the award went to R.J. Palacio for the novel Wonder, which tells the story of a young boy with a facial disfigurement and his efforts to try to fit in at his new school. The winner was presented with a cup by proxy as, unfortunately, she was unable to fly in from the US. The students were able to hear nominees David Gatward and Marie Louise Jensen speak and meet them afterwards. The picture below shows the students with runner-up David Gatward, author of Doom Rider:
The students were a credit to Chew Valley with their enthusiasm and involvement, and they are looking forward to the next shortlist!
Great fun presenting at the centurion book awards today. Came runner up to Wonder by @rjpalacio. Was tempted to nick the prize...— david gatward (@davidgatward) April 18, 2013
You can read the Bath Chronicle's report on the awards at This Is Bath.