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City Academy Norwich Students Attend TEN Schools Debate

A group of City Academy students attended the University Technical College to join our TEN Federation schools for a debate and vote on the winner of the prestigious CILIP Carnegie book award. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.

Students had been shadowing the Carnegie awards for the last 10 weeks and meeting on a weekly basis to read and discuss the shortlisted books.  They have been busy creating a Carnegie Shadowing newsletter full of their book reviews which you can see on the CAN Academy website.

During the event students participated in a lively debate about the books and then voted on their favourite to win the Carnegie medal.  They then took part in quiz to test their knowledge of the books they have been reading before watching the live broadcast of the awards ceremony.

The surprise winner was Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys an epic novel that shines a light on one of the Second World War’s most devastating--yet unknown--tragedies.

“It has been a great morning and I really enjoyed meeting students from other schools and having the chance to talk about the books with them.  I was really surprised by the winning book as we had voted for Wolf Hollow.” Annabel