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Carnegie Shadowing goes out to Primary Schools

Year 8 students put on their story teller hats and visited a neighbouring primary school as part of a Carnegie Shadowing project.

The literacy initiative has been run by Librarian Amy McKay – who is an official Carnegie judge this year – and as part of the project a class of Year 8 students visited Corby Old Village Primary School and read some books to the younger students before discussing their opinions.

The event was the culmination of the project in which students have taken on the role of 'mini-Carnegie & Greenaway' judges. 

Librarian Amy McKay said: “During the project the students have learnt how to critique books as if they were book awards judges, discussed the importance of visual literacy and practiced the performance skills required for successful storytelling. 

“They each chose a shortlisted Greenaway book to read to the Year 3 and 4 students, who then voted for their favourite.  There Are No Cats In This Book was the winner, the Year 3 and 4 students thought this book, read by Jake Haggart and Charles Langan, should win because of its interactive elements and the passion and enthusiasm with which it was read."

Student Jordan Murray said of the morning: "I enjoyed reading to the younger children, because they were so happy.  I enjoyed talking to them about books and trying to persuade them to vote for my favourite."

Picture caption - Jake Haggart (standing) and Charles Langan read to the primary school students.