Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2016





 Each year the Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through the Young People's Book Prize. 

The Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s.

A panel of expert adult judges chooses a shortlist of six books, announced each May, before the winner is chosen by groups of young people in judging panels across the UK.

This year our school was selected to take part in the judging process.  Six of our year 8 pupils, aided by Mr Quinn (literacy coordinator) and Mrs Hassan (science teacher), spent a full day reading and discussing the shortlisted books.  They judged the books using a scoring rubric.

The pupils greatly enjoyed the day and at times the debate/discussion became rather lively!  However by the end of the judging process we were all able to decide on one book that we liked best and we submitted our result to the Royal Society.  Have a look through the pictures to find out what happened.  The overall winning book will be announced by the Royal Society in November. Gallery






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