Carnegie Shadowing

Pupils in Years 6-8 have begun reading the shortlist of nominees for the Carnegie medal for the school's annual shadowing event. 

The Carnegie Medal is a national award presented for outstanding writing for children and young people. Also, for the first time, we are shadowing the Kate Greenaway Medal, which recognises outstanding illustration in books for children and young people. 

Before the winners are announced on 18th June, children (and staff!) at St Hugh's will be working through as many books on the shortlists as possible, holding their own discussions about them and writing their own reviews. We will also hold a vote for our favourite books from the shortlists. 

The shadowing scheme has been met with more enthusiasm than ever this year, and it is wonderful to see so many children keen to be involved. Since the shortlist was announced on Tuesday this week, the shadowing group has already read an average of 2 books a day - a fantastic start!

You can follow our progress and read our reviews by visiting our shadowing blog: