Four Year 9 pupils visited Park School in Barnstaple, along with a number of other secondary schools, to take part in this year’s Carnegie Shadowing Event. All the schools will have been shadowing the shortlist of this prestigious children’s book award since the list was announced in March. The Schools Library Service who organise the event then give each school one book off the shortlist to make a presentation on.
This year West Buckland were presenting on Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Alfie Howard, Rebecca Hassall, Charlotte Turner and Katie Woods produced a fantastic presentation on why the book should win as they had all read and enjoyed the book. Before and after the presentations we were treated to an author talk from children’s author Emma Carroll (pictured here with our team) whose new book Letters from the Lighthouse was Waterstones Book of the Month in May this year.