Monday, 24 June 2019
|The winner M.A. Bennett|
After months of reading the 5 nominated books and voting for our favourite, the night had arrived when the winner would be announced. Myself and Ms Pang travelled to Worthing High with our Year 9 pupils to attend the ABA Finals. Pupils heard from several authors M. A. Bennett, Lauren James, Matt Killeen and watched videos from Sarah Crossan and S. M. Wilson. All authors read a short exert and spoke about the inspiration behind their books. Then it was time for the announcement, drum roll... and the winner of the 2019 ABA Awards was M. A. Bennett with her book S.T.A.G.S.
This book focuses on Greer MacDonald who is struggling to fit in at the prestigious St. Aidan the Great boarding school or S.T.A.G.S. as it's referred to by the privileged pupils. Over the next three days, as the three bloodsports - hunting, shooting and fishing - become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying reality that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school...
Official trailer for S.T.A.G.S
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
A great big pat on the back to all of our amazing readers. We managed to read 121,214 minutes during the 200 million minutes challenge. A special shout out to Year 6 who made huge contributions to this total. We now have our target for next year, keep reading everyone and congratulations.
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Thursday, 2 May 2019
On 1st May, we took our lucky Year 5 pupils to Shoreham Academy to meet and listen to author Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett talked about the inspiration behind her series Worldquake explaining about both the characters and settings. The photograph shows pupils getting their books signed by Scarlett at the end of the event. Find out what kharakter you are and more about the series by following this link: http://worldquake.co.uk/