Carnegie 2018

On Monday, 18 June the library held its annual Carnegie lunch, a celebration that marks the end of the three month Carnegie reading challenge and recognises the achievements of the students that have been involved in the project.
Sixty eight KS3 students signed up to read the eight books shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and to become part of a national shadowing scheme. They met regularly to discuss the books; followed the discussions of other shadowing groups; created a school webpage and designed table top displays representing each of the books.
Ermysted’s has an outstanding group of readers who are willing to challenge themselves by reading new material that is often outside their comfort zone. The books are thought provoking and deal with human rights issues, which often makes the meetings quite heated and very interesting. The majority of the group, 96%, said they had read a book they wouldn’t normally have chosen. Congratulations to all the students that took part.
The Ermysted’s group voted ‘After the Fire’ by Will Hill as Carnegie 2018 winner, whilst the official Carnegie judging panel voted for ‘Where the World Ends’ by Geraldine McCaughrean. The Amnesty award went to ‘The Hate You Give’ by Angie Thomas.