Y8 pupils join 6 other schools in book discussions
On Friday 20 January, we visited the library at Marlborough Science Academy to take part in the St Albans Schools Book Awards. They provided some really good resources and had lots of great librarians there too! There was a discussion about the 3 books that we had read, followed by a quiz. The conversation with the students from the other schools was really riveting and they were really kind. The only bad thing about it was that we didn’t have enough time! All of us voted for which of the books we thought was the best – the winner was “GIRL (In Real Life)” by Tamsin Winter. The 2 other books we read were “When The Sky Falls” (2nd place) and “Such A Good Liar” (3rd place) but no matter the results all of the books were amazing and we recommend reading them all.
After that the winners of the bookmark competition were announced, and Gabby K from 8Au won first place. We then had a workshop led by Penny Joelson who announced the winning book, whilst the bookmarks from the competition and a signed one from Tamsin Winter were given out. The discussion we had on which books we chose was really interesting. The workshop with the author, Penny Joelson, let our imagination go wild and everyone’s ideas were amazing. She gave us all characteristics we had to write about and it was really interesting and inclusive to everyone including the staff. Jo read her story out loud and everyone was really impressed with her ideas.
Written collectively by Lorna P, Gabriella K, Mia H, Lily KP, Babara I and Jo A.