QEGS Celebrates 80 Years Of Carnegie!
Carnegie Medal Book Award 2017
Another year has passed since we celebrated the Carnegie Medal Book Award for 2016 – so, on Friday 17th March, we were delighted to welcome Alison Turner to QEGS to kick-start the shadowing for this year. And what an amazing launch it was too, as Alison met up with many keen students who hopefully will go forward with the shadowing. This year is also an extra special year for the book award - celebrating its 80 years of Carnegie. I remember all too well when we were taking part in the 70th celebrations – how time flies!
A busy few weeks prior to the launch meant that students keen to take part were kept aware of the long list - with the shortlist swiftly following. This was indeed excellent preparation for the award, giving students a chance to look back on the history of Carnegie, browse/read books from past winners and of course build up their own knowledge and understanding of how the award works.
We have now shadowed this prestigious book award for over a decade - with another eager team of students just waiting to get on board. Twelve weeks of reading and eight books to read - indeed challenging ...but also very exciting.
More details can be found here, with a list of the shortlisted titles to view.
We wish our shadowing team for 2017 much luck as they embark onto what is going to be a very busy few weeks ahead.
V B Dewhurst
Head of Library