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U4 Shadowing of Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature

13 May 2021

Pupils in U4 are enjoying the exciting opportunity to shadow the judging process of the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature from March through to the middle of June. 

Established in 1936, the Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for young people.

This year, eight books have made the shortlist and pupils at Norwich School are getting involved by reading and discussing the novels, posting reviews to the Carnegie website and finally making their own decision regarding a worthy winner.

It is estimated that over 100,000 young people all over the country are taking part in the shadowing process, through 5000 or more reading groups. This means that U4 at Norwich School will probably make up one of the largest reading groups in the country.

The shadowing process will culminate in a whole year group discussion forum in June, where pupils in U4 will vote on the novel that the Norwich School Carnegie Readers consider worthy of the medal.

You can explore some of the pupil reviews of the shortlisted books here.