The Library holds a number of special events and competitions throughout the year. This includes The Book Fair, World Book Day, and special themed events such as “Science Fiction week”, Horror Festival”, “Crime and Detective week” and more. Information boards around the school announce the events and posters will be given to tutors giving detailed information on the events.
Carnegie Book Award
The school is proud to be part of the prestigious Carnegie Book award. Each year around 12 students from Year 7 are selected to take part in the Carnegie Shadow Reading Scheme. 6 books are nominated for the Carnegie Book award. From the end of April to June students read all 6 titles and then meet to discuss and review the books. Our shadow group will try and predict which book will be awarded the Carnegie Medal. Will they chose the winner? We haven’t for the last two years! Our Carnegie group, “The Braintree Book Worms” have their own webpage on the Carnegie Shadow Website. Here they record their views and thoughts about the books. Find out more at www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk. Information about the group and the selected students is displayed in the library and around the school.