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Carnegie Medal Discussion Morning

Students from local secondary schools (Sir Henry Floyd, Beaconsfield High School, Sir William Borlase, Misbourne, Aylesbury High, Aylesbury Grammar), who have been shadowing the Carnegie Medal Book awards, meet to discuss and debate the shortlisted books in mixed groups and vote for their winner.


Increase pleasure and enjoyment in reading; introduce new genres and authors; increase confidence in voicing views about texts; improve discussion and debate skills; skills of interpretation and analysis; work with a wider than usual range of people (e.g. in mixed-age/ -ability groups).


Refreshments; photocoping of resources; small prizes (e.g.bookmarks); Staff time coordinating event

Pupil Involvement

c.90 students in total: PCS and c.6 local schools Y7-10


Annual event