The annual coming together of three Alcester schools: Alcester Academy, Alcester Grammar School and St Benedict’s commenced in March with the first meeting held at Alcester Academy.
Students were introduced to the books, selected by the schools’ Librarians:
Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman,
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Girl Missing by Sophie McKenzi, The Fool’s Girl by Celia Rees
In mixed groups, students were tasked with discussing and then voting on what the group agreed was the best book; this was based solely on its front cover image and back cover blurb.
This was the first time students had seen the books they were going to be judging. Overall, Girl Missing was the top choice with Pig Heart Boy coming in second place. The students were then advised of the competitions to design a book cover or create a mini comic strip of the books.
Will be interesting to see who the final winners all around will be…