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The Sacred Heart Language College


The shadowing scheme is all about encouraging young people to read and enjoy the very best in children's publishing, through the shortlists selected by children's librarians. It is about debate and dialogue on children's literature - and a grand sense of occasion.

The Sacred Heart Language College shadowing group took part in this event for the twentieth year running. There were 32 girls chosen from Year 8 plus 7 members of staff who undertook to read the seven shortlisted books (one a week!) and decide who they thought the winner should be. The group met every week to discuss the books they had read and to award points, based on plot, characters and interest.

At the end of the seven weeks our winner was chosen. On Friday 23rd June, we met together to find out who the Winner of the Carnegie Medal was and who was our winner, to see if we agreed with the judges. 

The official winner was The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros and our winner was I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys.

Well done to everyone who took part.